This is an antique, carved sitting Buddha, 2 lb 13 oz and 7” by 4.4” by 2.6”. The carving is a cream-colored jade with suffuse veins of dove gray and the age and origin are indeterminate. Buddha is in a sitting posture with the right hand on a raised knee and holding a beaded pendant. The left hand merely rests on the knee. There is a carved lotus on the chest and the base is two lotus flowers, one inverted at the base and “beaded” where they join. A flat base with small “legs” holds the entire carving. The carving is beautifully detailed and there are tiny nicks here and there. He will be a wondrous addition to your altar spaces!
Jade is such a wonderful stone! It quickly warms to the hand, eager to do its work. It has long been revered in cultures all over the world for its abilities with the “dreamtime”. When we sleep, we have dreams that are messages in code. Generally, when people dream of houses, for instance, they are having issues getting their mind in order. But with every person, these codes are a little different. Dreaming of a house to one may not mean quite the same to another. Jade is considered one of the sacred stones because it assists the dreamer in relating these images to everyday life. That brings a fullness and completeness, knowing that these important messages are being used on all levels. At that stage, true enlightenment is possible. Carved as this one is in a sitting Buddha, he beings peace, contentment and harmony into the dreams we all have!
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Antique Cream-Colored Sitting Buddha
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