This beautiful wood-carving of Buddha is from Bali and carved by one of Indonesia's master carvers. The great attention to detail, the intricate design work in the back ground, the facial features of the carving are of the highest quality. The hand is in the "Vitarka" mudra (gesture) and is a symbol for intellectual discussion or debate. The circle formed by the thumb and index finger symbolizes the Wheel of Dharma (Buddha's Teaching). It identifies the Buddha as a teacher and emphasizes the message he imparts of compassion, and wisdom. 17" high x 12 1/2" wide.