I guess I did not read fully the dimensions of Gold Buddha, for when He arrived I was totally surprised. He is Big, Bold,and Beautiful...I have found the perfect home for him. He overlooks the family room from a "plant ledge" separating the kitchen from the family room. Always present, but not imposing. My husband was concerned that Buddha was too big to fit comfortably in our home, but by finding the perfect the spot, he is very pleased. I noticed recently that the same Buddha is available that is not painted gold, but is a medium wood color. So if you don't want such an ornate piece, go with subdued Buddha. Enjoy, we certainly have!
I LOVE this piece. The gold finish is very beautiful. I had wondered if it might be too much..too shiny, but it's not. I have it in my healing office and it's perfect. I love the depth of the carving, the texture of the wood, and the base is very sold and sturdy. The one I received measures 15.5 x 20 inches, including the base. Fyi, the back of the piece is not painted.
Here is the problem. No one looked over the finished product before it was mailed. There were many blemishes on the gold painted face that could have been easily repaired with a bit of extra paint. When the holes were drilled into the "head" to connect it to the base slivers of the wood broke off leaving four too large unpainted holes. Again easily fixed if someone had cared to do it. Because I didn't have the time to return it before christmas, I did the needed repairs matching the paint color and gloss as best I could. I would have rated this item as excellent had the defects not been soooooo noticeable.
I had this and treasured it. Everyobe who saw it loved it. Then a fire raged through and took everything I owned. Now, rebuilding my life, I've found this treasure again and bought it. When I come home, between the serenity of this piece and silly banter-welcome home by my new kitten, there is nothing that can't just melt away. My sanctuary my refuge.
This is absolutely beautiful! When you get it in your room, it looks way more expensive than it does as pictured on this sight. Didn't realize what a cool statement piece it was, but it is striking when you enter the room, everyone's eyes go right to it. indigenous look. great value! very happy!
Sitting in front of the fireplace screen, it catches your eye like a fire in the fireplace, with none of the effort. I rated it only good though because we had put something under the one corner to make it sit straight and level, but we both like it. You can not miss it in a room.