A collectors item - Gautam Buddha Sculpted in Brass with a dark bronze finish in Meditation posture as the Medicine Buddha.
The Medicine Buddha is depicted with the right hand held facing downward with fingers extended toward the ground, palm facing outward toward the viewer, a bowl of herbs rests in the left hand upon the lap.
It is believed by the Tibetans that Buddha was responsible for delivering the knowledge of medicine to the people of the world, and in fact the right hand facing outward signifies "granting a boon"or giving a blessing to mankind. This is a common hand gesture amongst both Buddhist and Hindu statues.
The Medicine Buddha is venerated by those seeking health, and is more commonly found in the Buddhist temples and communities of Nepal and Tibet.
Measures: Height 20 cm x width 14 cm
Weight: 1200 grams