Shakyamuni on Palm
Shakyamuni Buddha, known as "the enlightened one" or "the awakened", is the sage who founded Buddhism and its teachings. These teachings concern the quest for one's liberation from suffering and reaching enlightenment. In most Buddhist traditions, Shakyamuni is regarded as the Supreme Buddha.
Engraved on this statue is the Heart Sutra, it is a well-known Mahāyāna Buddhist sutra that is very popular among Mahāyāna Buddhists, both for its brevity and depth of meaning. Its Sanskrit name Prajñāpāramitā Hṛdaya literally translates to the "Heart of the Perfection of Transcendent Wisdom." The Heart Sutra could be said to be the best known and most popular of all Buddhist scriptures
cold cast bronze
H: 6" W: 5.75"