We don’t know who thought up mixing marble dust and powder with resin and then pouring it into a cast was, but he was brilliant. It looks like marble and feels like marble but it’s bonded marble. That’s what makes this statue and others like it, so special.
A marble compound was poured into a cast and out came the Medicine Buddha or Healing Buddha to the left.
He sits on a Lotus Throne with a jar of medicine nectar is his left hand. The right hand is holding a stem of a healing herb between thumb and forefinger.
Other Buddhas are seen sitting in this posture. Look for the healing herbs and you’ll know it’s the Medicine Buddha.
• Bonded Marble
• Height: 5 ½ inches
• Weight: 13 oz