Golden Bodhisattva Samatabhadra Statue 15 1/2"
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Golden Bodhisattva Samatabhadra Statue 15 1/2" Item #2n2

Materials: Lost Wax Method, Gold Plated Copper, Made in Nepal

Tibetan Name: Kungtu Sangpo

Height: 15 inches

Width: 12 inches

Depth: 8 inches

Price: $3200

Sale Price: $2880



Description

In Buddhism are 3 groups with 16 Bodhisattvas. Among these 3 groups, one group is headed by Samantabhadra (Universal Goodness). He is important as the leader of 16 Bodhisattvas. He is not less important than the Future Buddha, Maitreya, who is the head of the two other lists of Bodhisattvas.

Samantabhadra is depicted in a seated pose holding a full blown lotus on each arm. He is shown with a crown, ornaments and precious garments. He holds chintamani (jewel) in his hands. He is seated on a single lotus base and the back is decorated with conch shells; a symbol of the proclamation of the Buddha's teachings. The conch symbolizes the truth of the Dharma.

The arch of the piece was made using a process called repoussé, the process of ornamenting metallic surfaces with designs in relief hammered out from the back by hand.  The arch is removable from the piece along with the two lotus flowers on either side of Samantabhadra.

This beautiful sculpture is hand crafted by the very talented artists of the beautiful Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal.

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