Our Nepali artisans created this beautiful masterpiece Dolma statue with the jewelry and crown of a bodhisattva. Additionally, the statue has been lavishly adorned with turquoise and red coral stones. The color turquoise is a special combination of blue and green. Indeed, blue signifies the purity of the Buddhas and green symbolizes Dolma’s readiness to act. She wears it well and will inspire all those who lay their eyes on her statue.
This masterpiece Dolma statue is featured seated in the panhandle pose of royal ease (Lalitasana) on a double lotus pedestal. The statue’s details are flawlessly hand carved using the traditional lost wax method. Furthermore, the artisans applied an antiquated finish giving the statue a deep golden luster. Her facial features are purely natural reflecting her innate desire to ease the suffering of all sentient beings.
The sculpture was completed over one year using six different techniques implemented by six different artisans. The result is a masterpiece Dolma statue reminiscent of the regional Kathmandu style of the 14th – 15th century. Her dhoti suggests it is light material which gently flows in the breeze. Additionally, the material fits the sculpture seamlessly in combination with her bodhisattva crown and jewels.
Masterpiece Dolma Statue Features:
Dolma sits in open pose which is unique to her. This is because she is dedicated to relieving sentient life of their suffering. She is ready to spring into action at any time. As a result, the right leg is partly extended and the left leg is drawn in to portray meditative contemplation.
Traditional features of the statue include the 3 neck lines, third eye of wisdom and single lotus pedestal. Additionally, she is portraying the Varada (gift giving) mudra and also the Abhaya (fearlessness) mudra. Both of these mudras are used by high level bodhisattvas and also Buddhas.
Jetsun Dolma is depicted with intricately carved lotus blossoms, one growing over each shoulder. Additionally, she holds the lifelike lotus stems between her thumbs and fingers as it curls around her thumb and into the palm of her hand, bringing life to the sculpture. Indeed, the lotus is a special symbolic flower in Buddhism because it represents rising above the sea of suffering and blossoming in the clean air and sunshine of supreme enlightenment – Nirvana. Click here to learn the many virtues of the venerable Jetsun Dolma.