The serene face of this figurine shows the traditional Thai Buddha characteristics, such as the small smile, large earlobes, and closed eyes. Even though the body of the Buddha is gilt bronze, his hair is an ultramarine color. Meanwhile, the Buddha’s right hand is in the Vitarka gesture. This is when the thumb and index fingers touch, creating a circle that symbolizes an uninterrupted flow of wisdom. Two lotus flowers are beside him, a symbol of enlightenment. This figurine differs from most Buddha’s though due to its sitting position. Many Buddhas are depicted cross-legged, however, this one is in the lalitasana, or the “royal position.” It is a relaxed pose and was rare for the Buddha himself. He is seated on a pedestal that is decorated with beautiful motifs, including what appears to be a pillow with intricate detailing. This is the perfect piece since the Buddha adds peace and calmness to any room.