This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Standing Buddha figure on a lotus pedestal and cut out of the living gneiss rock. Its height is 6.92 meters. The hands are held crossed over the chest - a posture also depicted in later paintings and a few other statues. This statue is considered the most expressive of kindness among the latter. It may refer to the meditating Buddha gazing in homage at the Bodhi tree (but in samādhi attitude) in the second week following Enlightenment. The left leg of the figure is slightly bent and the neck somewhat outstretched.