Buddha Statue | Seated Buddha with Mucalinda
A brass statue of the meditating Buddha sitting on a plinth and sheltered by Mucalinda, the serpent king of the Nagas.
This brass Buddha statue shows the Buddha seated in the meditation pose, sheltered by Mucalinda, the King of the Nagas (serpents).
Four weeks after Shakyamuni Buddha began meditating under the Bodhi tree, the heavens darkened for seven days, and a prodigious rain descended. However, Mucalinda came from beneath the earth and protected with his hood the one who is the source of all protection. When the great storm had cleared, the serpent king assumed his human form, bowed before the Buddha, and returned in joy to his palace.
This brass statue of the Buddha was made in Nepal, probably in a small casting workshop in Patan, near Kathmandu.
Dimensions: Approximate height of this Buddha statue is 23cm