Item 58/80 - Standing Marble BuddhaChelsea Trading Company
Period: 18th century
Sizing: 26 Inches (Height) x 9 Inches (Width) x 5 Inches (Depth)
Configuration: The Standing Buddha has a variety of different meanings in Buddhist iconography.
In this statue, the Buddha is depicted as being ready to receive a bowl of food. On the morning after achieving enlightenment, the Buddha went to receive food from the King and Queen (also his parents). By bringing food to the Buddha, one is blessed with good health and prosperity, which is why he wanted to visit the King and Queen first to bestow these blessings upon them.