The poise of His long limbs and the composure of His divine countenance are enough to inspire the devotee. He is steeped in higher-order contemplation - note the half-shut eyes, the gathered petal-mouth, and the base of the nose cinched into the brow. The gracious wide-set brow define the handsomeness of the former Shakyamuni. Lengthened karna-kundalas flank the ascetic’s neck, which feature the same serrations as on the body of the sweet-sounding conch.
As for the rest of the Buddha’s form, the traditional iconography is intact. A richly embroidered robe featuring motifs of the tropical forest. Knees that touch the ground He sits upon, in unison with the sitting bones, the perfect three-point dhyani asana (meditative stance). While with one hand He calls upon the earth as witness to the Enlightenment that is about to come, in the other He cradles the begging bowl of His mendicant days.