This stunningly vibrant copper metalwork from Nepal depicts the Amitabha Buddha in a seated meditative posture, holding a kalasha (vase) in his hands. The vase, topped with leaves of the auspicious Ashoka tree, is a representation of Amrita, the elixir of immortality. It symbolizes a long life without the misery (shoka) of death and disease. On the top of the vase can be seen an alm's bowl, reiterating the non-materialistic nature of the depiction.
This colorful sculpture the Amitabha Buddha assumes the standard Buddha form, but he's shown in colors of striking red. He sits in padmasana, upon a lotus throne, like a divine king gazing upon his subjects. He wears the clothings and jeweled adornments of a celestial heavenly lord, in the style of the classical Indian tradition of divine aesthetics.