Medicine Buddha Statue 13"
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Medicine Buddha Statue 13" Item #7n55

Materials: Lost Wax Method, Copper

Origin: Hand Made in Nepal

Tibetan Name: Sanggye Menla

Height: 13 inches

Width: 8.5 inches

Depth: 5 inches

Weight: 7 pounds

Price: $1500

Sale Price: $1350



Description

The Medicine Buddha, also known as Bhaisajya Guru Tathagata or the Master of Remedies is seated in dhyana asana or meditative pose, also called padmasana. Lord Buddha is wearing a beautifully carved monastic robe. He is seated on a lotus pedestal which is arranged in a single row. The arch is decorated with conch shells; a symbol of the proclamation of the Buddha's teachings. The conch symbolizes the truth of the Dharma. The protuberance above his head denotes superb mental acuity and his long earlobes denote superb perception. The third eye in the center of His forehead is a symbol of spiritual awakening of knowledge and wisdom. The third eye in this particular piece is silver plated.

In his right hand he holds a sprig of chebulic myrolaban, whose fruit is considered a panacea in both Ayurvedic and Tibetan medicine. His bowl contains three forms of healing ambrosia to cure disease, prolong lifespan and illuminate the mind.

The base of the piece is sealed with a double vajra symbolizing the balance of the four elements and harmony of the four directions.

There are 2 separate pieces to this statue: the Buddha and the arch.

This sculpture was handcrafted in Patan, Nepal by master artisans of the Shakya clan who are considered among the best in the world. These craftsmen are the modern heirs to a centuries-old tradition of creating sacred art for use in temples and monasteries. The fine metalworking techniques have been passed down from generation to generation since ancient times.

This sculpture was handcrafted by the very talented artists of Nepal.

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