WHITE JADE BUDDHA
This beautiful sculpture features Buddha with the most serene face. He holds a single lotus which symbolizes peace and harmony.
This piece has an artistic design that is unique to white Jade sculpture. The artist chose to incorporate a thin layer of "skin" in this design by leaving it partially removed. Natural jade, when mined, is covered in various colored, rough surfaces. The "skin" is the last layer over the jade, much like the thin layer over a hard boiled egg. By leaving that intact, he achieved a slightly more muted, organic and natural result, as if the Buddha was carved directly out of the jade boulders on the mountain.
This magnificent piece is from the Xin Jiang region. It weights approximately 7 lb.
DIMENSIONS: 5.5" w x 11.5" h x 3" d
CONSTRUCTION: Hand made
ORIGIN: Xin Jiang