This Buddha figurine is a model of the Palm-size Statue Series. Although their sizes are small (around 20cm / 8in height), details are elaborated as high quality as medium and large models.
Model of this supreme quality of Buddha statue is “Asura” which is designated a national treasure of Japan. The Asura Statue is known for its shape who has dainty youthful looking boy who has 3 faces and 6 arms. The torso and arms are very thin and tiny. Just like its original statue, his face has pious and sorrowful facial expressions. It’s beautiful facial expression and outstanding-proportion body are receiving excellent reviews as an art object.
Character of the Asura
Asura had been fighting for a long time against the god of Indra (Sakra devanam Indra) because he was killed his daughter. However, he became a Buddhist guardian after receiving a Buddha's sermon. Therefore, this Asura statue has quiet and serene expressions on its faces, although Asura in Indian mythology commonly has a face of the fierce anger. Three faces of the statue are different from each other; it is believed that direction on his faces are representing Asura's growth process of reaching to the state of enlightenment and becoming a believer.
18.0cm(H) x 11.0cm(W) x 6.1cm(D)
7.1 in(H) x 4.3 in(W) x 2.4 in(D)
About Materials: Poly-stone
The statue is made of a mixture of stone powder and synthetic resins. This material enables to give statue fine expressions and profound feelings like stone. The statue has enough toughness and delicacy by changing combination ratio of raw materials appropriate for each part.
How to Care
Statues are delicate. It may be damaged or broken due to a strong impact. Please use soft brush to remove dust. Please refrain from using shining cloths and cleaning sheets; it may contain water-soluble paint. Avoid placing on the place with direct sunshine and/or high temperature.