Gilded Bronze Buddha Statue
Nepal, Circa: early 1900s'
in (27cm), W 7.75 in (20cm), D 5 in (12.5cm)
and austere, with a flame-shaped urna in relief, this copper and gold gilded bronze
Medicine Buddha exhibits
superb artistry that brings to life an intrinsic healing alchemy. Meditation upon
him dissolves the poisons of ignorance, greed and anger hidden in the body and
spirit. Here he is sitting in perfect equipoise; the exquisite bronze bears a
rich copper patina, with golden highlights in the ringlets, and fire gilded figure
in gold. His dress is a simple monk robe, the curves and folds of fabric represented
with a geometric solidity that adds to the sense of an unshakable presence. Thus
the Medicine Buddha beckons us to return to our original stainless mind and to
leave behind the sufferings of samsara.