In Sanskrit, Shakyamuni refers to the sage of the Shakya clan. Shakyamuni Buddha is an epithet applied to Gautama Buddha; he was the one who walked the path of enlightenment and later gave roots to Buddhism as one of the revered religions. This brass sculpture of Tibetan Shakyamuni Buddha is a handpicked masterpiece from the selected collections of Buddha statues. This Buddha posture is identified as the one in Bhumisparsha mudra, where his right hand touches the ground, calling earth to witness his enlightenment and left hand holds the begging bowl marking him to be the head of the order.
Lord Buddha sits in padmasana on a lotus pedestal, carved extensively in amazing ethnic patterns with double layered leaves. These chisels complement graciously with the lavish robe that veils his body; sculpted with a thin border having coiled patterns all over and the entire field area is covered with beautiful floral patterns that connect with each other in utmost elegance.
The long high-brows, pointed nose, long earlobes, gentle smiling lips, conch lines on neck and the small coiled hair are a part of his usual iconography, but are sculpted here in realistic manner. Wavy mark on the forehead represents his third eye of wisdom. The sculptor has shown his creativity in sculpting the charming leaf shaped thick aureole, decorated with multiple style of patterns-outer edge has flower shapes all over the circumference, half leaf designs behind them and the innermost layer is occupied by a pattern of dots.