Antique Reclining Sleeping Buddha. Hand Carved. Wood. Mirror & Gems. 24 K Gilt. Nepal
The reclining Buddha represents Shakyamuni. It is said that the Buddha knew death was approaching and asked his disciples to prepare a couch for him in a grove of trees. He lay there, reclining on his right side, facing west, with his head supported by his hand….. as he passed into nirvana.
This is a lovely piece with beautiful carvings and a few jewels. Acquired from an estate sale in St Petersburg Florida. USA.
In very good condition.