Seated in a fine padmasana, the Medicine Buddha’s iconography has every bit to do with the Shakyamuni Buddha. Broad shoulders and a super-erect spine, the handsome form clad in a robe of inlaid aquamarine bits, draped over one shoulder. Lengthened earlobes, half-shut eyes indicative of the profoundest samadhi (yogic contemplation). Close-cropped curls on the head of the Buddha, arranged in a characteristic bun. The most distinguishing aspect of this Bhaishajyaguru composition is the aureole, the silhouette of which features flame-like extensions set off by colourful inlaid bits.
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