Maitreya. Brass. 11 1/2 inches.
If you know anything about buddhism, whenever someone says the name Maitreya it connotes mainly one thing. Hope. Visions of a bright future.
Because he is the coming Buddha. When he arrives, it will mean we are on our way or have already arrived at a golden age the likes of which we haven't seen since Atlantis.
Just gazing upon any statue of Maitreya will put your mind at ease.