The Stupa is the oldest Buddhist religious monument and was originally only a simple mound of mud or clay to cover relics of the Buddha (cetiya) that is used as a place of meditation. A related architectural term is a chaitya, which is a combination of a stupa and a vihara.
This magnificient brass stupa standing 22 cm tall and weighing more than 2.5 kilograms, is seen with sculptures of sitting buddha in 4 Mudras or Attitudes symbolising enlightenment, peace, wisdom and Dharma.
Abhaya Mudra - The right hand of the Buddha Statue is raised and palm facing out, with the left hand down toward the hips and also facing out, symbolizing peaceful intentions and peacemaking
Bhumisparsha Mudra - All the five fingers of the right hand of the Buddha is seen reaching to touch the ground, symbolizing the enlightenment of the Buddha under the Bodhi tree
Dhyana Mudra - The statue depicts one or both hands in the lap, symbolizing wisdom, possibly accompanied by ritual objects such as an alms bowl.
Dharmachakra Mudra - The thumb and index finger of both hands touch at their tip to form a circle, symbolising the Wheel of Dharma.
Measures : Height 22 cm . Base measures 12 cm x 12 cm
Weight - 2.5 kilograms