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Japanese Buddha in Meditation Figurine: This is a small bronze figurine of the Lord Buddha in the posture of Meditation, also known as the Amitabha Buddha. This is a small bronze statue that has an aged patina, giving it an antique like appearance.
This particular image is of Amithabha Buddha is commonly found in Japan. The word Amitabha translates as "Boundless Light," or "Incomprehensible." The hands folded in the lap are the Mudra (hand gesture) of meditation (called "Samadhi" in Sanskrit). In the Japanese style, this hand gesture is thought of as an upside-down triangle. There are three "corners" of this hand gesture (the open space between the index fingers and thumb of each hand, and the bottom corner is where the knuckles areof the fingers. These three corners stand for the Three Gems of Buddhism, namely the Buddha, the Dharma (teachings) and the Sangha (the monkhood).
Bronze, Made in Thailand, 1.8 Inches Tall x 1.8 Inches Wide x .8 Inches deep