When the demon Mara demands a witness to testify to the Buddha's worthiness of enlightenment, the earth itself responds to Buddha's touch—"I bear you witness." This rendering captures that very moment, as Shakyamuni Buddha sits with his left hand cradling an alms bowl and with his right hand touching the earth.
The robe of this Earth Witness Buddha features a pattern of intricately carved nagas, the guardian serpents of the sea.
11" high x 7" wide.
I've been practicing Buddhism for about a decade and have wanted a Buddha statue, but none ever resonated with me until him. I'm so glad that I ordered him. He was exactly what I had been looking for.