Burmese Medicine Buddha - Asian
Burmese Medicine Buddha
A hand-carved "Medicine Buddha" (Bhaisajyaguru) holding medicine bowl and making the Abhaya Mudra gesture with his right hand, symbolising peace and protection. Wood, retaining some of its original polychromy, Burmese, c. turn of the century.
Bhaisajyaguru is the Buddha of healing and medicine in Mahayana Buddhism, and he is also the lord of the Eastern Pure Land.