R-003 25.5" Meditating Buddha Statue carved from solid rock
Buddha statues are found in various positions such as Buddha in a sitting posture, standing, meditating & sleeping. Each of them has a special look and appearance. There are Buddha statues that depict him on a lotus blossom that symbolizes his achievement of self realization.
From a gaunt, seated ascetic to a laughing big-bellied wanderer, depictions of the Buddha vary widely across cultures. Images of Buddha sometimes shown him reclining, Other times he is holding various symbolic objects, or making symbolic gestures. During the 2nd to 1st century BCE, sculptures became more explicit, representing episodes of the Buddhas life and teachings. These took the form of votive tablets or friezes, usually in relation to the decoration of stupas. This reluctance towards anthropomorphic representations of the Buddha, and the sophisticated development of aniconic symbols to avoid it (even in narrative scene where other human figures would appear).
Stone: River Stone