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Meaning “The Awakened" or “Enlightened One,” Buddha was the title given to Siddhartha Gautama, believed to have lived 563-483 B.C.  According to legend, Gautama left a life of luxury at age 29 and devoted himself to years of contemplation and self-denial, finally reaching enlightenment while meditating beneath a tree. Henceforth, he spent his life teaching his beliefs and achievement of the enlightened state of Nirvana.   Herend’s Reserve Collection Buddha is modeled after a smaller version sculpted in 1937 by Kata Gacser.  The chinoiserie design decorating Buddha’s robe was created in 1996 to symbolize autumn, with its glorious colors of nature offset by a sense of mourning over the pending harshness of winter.  The skills of eighteen Herend craftspeople are required to create each piece, which takes over a day to paint. 

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Item Number CDO---05663-0-00
Pattern / Color Options Gold Chrysanthemum