Vintage Hand Carved White Soapstone Seated Buddha Figure / Statue on Wood Stand
Vintage seated Buddha, carefully hand carved in white soapstone - with very faint and very small gray flecks. The figure is very nicely detailed, the robed figure is known as the Medicine Buddha - and is seated on a nicely detailed double lotus platform on a rectangular stand - all one piece. The left hand holds a bowl of herbs, whilst the other holds a single Myrobalan fruit (terminalia chebula) or a small 'pill'.
Approximately 40 years old and purchased in Thailand.
A pretty and decorative ornament that can be used in many places inside the home.
H 3.2", D 1", W 2.5". Carved stand included. Total H4".
Further reading: It is believed by that the Buddha was responsible for delivering the knowledge of medicine to the people of the world.