Item 48/80 - Lacquerware Standing BuddhaChelsea Trading Company
Material: Lacquerware with mirrored glass inserts
Period: 18th century
Sizing: 33 Inches (Height) x 14 Inches (Width) x 6 Inches (Depth)
Configuration: The Standing Buddha has a variety of different meanings in Buddhist iconography, the meaning of which can be determined by the positioning of the hands in the image. With his feet firmly planted side by side, the Buddha has stopped in his journey, either to repel conflict or teach the Four Noble Truths after achieving enlightenment.
Here, with open palms facing to the sides, the Buddha is ready to receive his students and begin teaching.