Thailand is a predominantly Buddhist nation, filled with breathtaking ancient temples, pagodas and other architectural wonders constructed to worship Buddha. In Thailand images of Buddha play an important role beyond mere decoration. They are traditionally placed within the home in special locations, such as shrines or pedestals, to help facilitate everyday religious worship.
This statuette of Buddha exudes serenity and calm. Vividly detailed, the sculpture depicts Buddha gesturing the Hamsasya Mudra, symbolizing the cycle of energy flowing from the heart out to the fingers and back.