This is an amazing carving !
Cut from a really super piece of Labradorite, this carving shows flashes of blue, gold and green. As always with Labradorite, if you look at it straight on it looks a shiny grey. But tilt it just a millimetre or so and all those gorgeous colour flashes bring the piece to life !
It is indeed a gorgeous stone for artist carvers to work with.
The Buddha depicted in this particular carving may show some Nepalese influence as indicated by his Ushnisa, the round, flame-like, oval or conical bump on his head. Nepalese influence often shows a rounded conical Ushnisa.
The Ushnisa itself is said to represent a type of crown and shows the supreme power of the Buddha's enlightenment.
The pose shown in this carving, i.e. with the Buddhas left hand in his lap, palm uppermost, and with his right hand held up at chest height with the palm facing outward is known as The Abhaya Gesture.
This is one of the many Mudras, or hand gestures, depicted on Buddhist statues and The Abhaya Gesture is said to be the last gesture of the Buddha as he took his final meditation under the Bodhi tree where he attained enlightenment.
This gesture is said to be the Mudra of blessing and protection offering those who come to the statue, protection, inner peace and security.
This is a super carving with real significance.
Size approx. 135mm x 90mm x 35mm
Weight approx. 526grms
Labradorite Properties and Meaning
Crystal Healing Properties, Metaphysical and Gemstone Meaning
Labradorite is believed to help in treating disorders of the brain and the eyes. It is also said to aid digestion, and is believed to be of benefit in treating colds, gout and rheumatism.
Labradorite helps to reduce fear, anxiety and stress, particularly if this is related to bad dreams or nightmares. Labradorite can also help us through periods of change in our lives by instilling strength and perseverance within us. It also helps us to instinctively know within ourselves, the "right time" for things. Labradorite can help us to determine our own destiny and to achieve it too.
Labradorite is an excellent protector of the Aura, working to deflect any unwanted energies and also keeping it balanced, protected and free from any energy leaks. Labradorite can help us to raise our levels of consciousness and help us to better connect with universal energies. It also inspires us to bring the teachings of other worlds to this, our own world, for the benefit of all humanity. It promotes within us a better understanding of intuition, mysticism and psychic wisdom.