early 20th century gilded bronze statue is exquisitely rendered in details. In
his right hand the historic Buddha holds a medicine bowl overflowing with amrita
(healing nectar) that cures all ills, the mental afflictions that are keeping
us in the cycle of samsara. The Buddha’s countenance is in a deep equipoise, which
balances between worlds with a presence of equanimity. His forehead is accented
with a ajana chakra (third eye), that is mirrored with two down cast eyes in deep
contemplation. His right hand is gentle reaching the Earth, a confirmation of
his spiritual awakening. Sitting in bhumisparsa mudra above a finely ornamented
shrine decorated with gilded lions and elephants, and in the back are two makaras
and Buddhist wheel. Where a gorgeously detailed aureole framing his youthful figure.
Note this beautifully cast bronze has a replaced copper plate on the base. Nonetheless
it remains in excellent condition overall.