Figure of Medicine Buddha "Bhaisajyaguru"

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Bhaisajya (Medicine) Buddha, 18th-19th century
Central Asia, Tibet
Bronze

Wise Collection
Donated by University of Dundee, 1993
Museum number 1993-321

Bhaisajya is also called the Healing Buddha and is said to dispense spiritual medicine. He holds a medicine bowl in his left hand. His right hand is held in the mudra gesture of charity and holds a myrobalan fruit, a medicinal plant which is the basis of many Tibetan remedies.

Figure of Medicine Buddha "Bhaisajyaguru"
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