Witness to His Enlightenment….

Witness to His Enlightenment….
Availability: Out of stock
Specifications:
Copper Sculpture Gilded with 24 Karat Gold
8.5" X 5.5" X 3.5"
1.3 kg
Item Code: RI66
Price: $325.00
Shipping Free - 4 to 6 days
Viewed 6819 times since 20th Oct, 2015

In this sculpture, the Buddha’s right hand is in the bhumisparsha (earth-touching) mudra and his left hand is in the dhyana (meditation) mudra.

At the age of thirty-five, on the night of a full moon, Shakyamuni Buddha attained enlightenment. As he was alone with no one to witness this momentous event, he called the Earth itself to be his witness by touching the ground with his right hand in a gesture known as the Bhumisparsa mudra.

In his left hand he holds a begging or alms bowl, symbolizing renunciation. He is represented with extended earlobes, now empty of adornment, but which were once stretched out of shape by the weight of the costly jewelry he wore before renouncing his princely status.

In Mahayana Buddhist art, the Buddha is typically represented as a young, ideally proportioned man dressed in simple monk's robes. But he is distinguished from ordinary humans by thirty-two sacred identifying features, or Lakshana. Among the most frequently observed are the Ushnisha, a cranial bump on the head symbolizing wisdom, and the Urna, a curl of hair between his eyebrows. These can be observed in this artwork.

This sculpture is made of copper through the lost wax process. In this process the figure is initially sculpted in wax over a compact core. It is then carefully covered with clay and then with a heat resistant clay. Molten metal is poured in through openings to the inside of the mold and takes the place of the wax, which melts and flows out through vent holes. After completion of the casting process, the statue is gilded (the art of applying gold) to the faces of the deity. In this process the face is brushed with cold gold, after which the hair is painted with blue color.

The practice of painting statues, particularly faces, with gold paint is exclusively Tibetan and Nepali.

 


Delivered by to all international destinations within 3 to 5 days, fully insured.

Read more...
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Witness to His Enlightenment…. (Buddhist | Sculptures)

Tibetan Buddhist Lord Buddha in Bhumisparsha Mudra - Made in Nepal
Lord Buddha Seated in Earth Witness Gesture
Testimonials
I have always been delighted with your excellent service and variety of items.
James, USA
I've been happy with prior purchases from this site!
Priya, USA
Thank you. You are providing an excellent and unique service.
Thiru, UK
Thank You very much for this wonderful opportunity for helping people to acquire the spiritual treasures of Hinduism at such an affordable price.
Ramakrishna, Australia
I really LOVE you! Wonderful selections, prices and service. Thank you!
Tina, USA
This is to inform you that the shipment of my order has arrived in perfect condition. The actual shipment took only less than two weeks, which is quite good seen the circumstances. I waited with my response until now since the Buddha statue was a present that I handed over just recently. The Medicine Buddha was meant for a lady who is active in the healing business and the statue was just the right thing for her. I downloaded the respective mantras and chants so that she can work with the benefits of the spiritual meanings of the statue and the mantras. She is really delighted and immediately fell in love with the beautiful statue. I am most grateful to you for having provided this wonderful work of art. We both have a strong relationship with Buddhism and know to appreciate the valuable spiritual power of this way of thinking. So thank you very much again and I am sure that I will come back again.
Bernd, Spain
You have the best selection of Hindu religous art and books and excellent service.i AM THANKFUL FOR BOTH.
Michael, USA
I am very happy with your service, and have now added a web page recommending you for those interested in Vedic astrology books: https://www.learnastrologyfree.com/vedicbooks.htm Many blessings to you.
Hank, USA
As usual I love your merchandise!!!
Anthea, USA
You have a fine selection of books on Hindu and Buddhist philosophy.
Walter, USA