"Buddha Shakyamuni, 18th century Burma (Myanmar)" Print
This photo of a sculpture entitled "Buddha Shakyamuni, 18th century Burma" appeared on the March 2019 cover of Lion's Roar magazine.
The sculpture from which this print derives comes from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s renowned South and Southeast Asian holdings. The sculpture is wood with lacquer and dates from 18th century Burma (Myanmar).
“Buddha” is a title for one who is freed from the fog. It is a Sanskrit word that means “a person who is awake.” Buddhas are often also referred to as Tathagata (Sanskrit), “one who has gone.” Most of the time, when someone says “the Buddha,” it’s in reference to the historical person who founded Buddhism, Siddhartha Gautama.