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What do Buddha statues mean?

The most commonly represented Buddha in Chinese Buddhist sculpture is Siddhartha Gautama, also known as Shakyamuni, the Enlightened One, or the Gautama Buddha. He is typically depicted seated upon a lotus throne with his hands in the Bhumisparsha mudra, the Gesture of Witness. This gesture symbolizes the moment that the Buddha claimed the earth as witness to his enlightenment and celebrates his unwavering meditative focus.