Finely hewn and polished, beige sandstone.
The implied smile on the face of the deity stands for the highest and noblest form of a Buddha’ laughing and can certainly be brought into accordance with the state of enlightenment. The flamed tip on his hair is also a symbol of his spiritual nature and enlightenment. The lowered gaze under the finely drawn brow line indicates his deep spirituality and inner calm.
Provenance: German private collection, acquired in 1996 from Venzke art trade, Berlin.
Height 34 cm.