This serene golden Burmese Buddha statue
stands on a simple lotus base. He stands holding an alms bowl. Soon
after Shakyamuni Buddha attained enlightenment the four great Great
Guardian Kings of the four directions each presented him with an
alms-bowl, the most beautiful of which was made of precious gems and
the simplest from common clay. Shakyamuni was said to have
either chosen the simple clay bowl or to have accepted all four bowls
and miraculously convert them into one plain bowl that was sufficient
for the needs of a humble mendicant.
This wood sculpture is a one of a kind statue, hand carved by the very talented artists of Myanmar (Burma). Every piece is truly unique!