Wonderful and large Chinese Medicine Bronze Buddha, mounted on an aesthetic wooden custom stand with the effect as if it was pending above the stand.
The right hand is held facing downward with fingers extended toward the ground, palm facing outward toward the viewer, a bowl of herbs rests in the left hand upon the lap.
It is believed by the Tibetans that the Buddha was responsible for delivering the knowledge of medicine to the people of the world, and in fact the right hand facing outward signifies 'granting a boon' (meaning, giving a blessing) to mankind. This is a common hand gesture amongst both Buddhist and Hindu statues.
The buddha has a serene and meditating expression. The statue is hollow inside.
It dates from the 19th century, and the display stand was added in the middle of the last century by our family.
It is in very good antique condition with some traces of age and a few little spots of damage on the wood - please have a look on the pictures.
Size: 59 cm height, weight 6.5kg. Wooden stand 42 cm x 32 cm.