Samantabhadra represents Universal knowledge, bounty, compassion and the law of Buddha. He is often depicted seated on an elephant and making a gesture of explanation.
9 1/2 inches wide by 6 inches deep by 11 inches high. Blanc de Chine porcelain (white).
Samantabhadra is usually shown with Manjusri and Shakyamun, but here he is alone on a white elephant.
The following is from Wikipedia:
Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche following the Nyingmapa Dzogchen tradition qualifies the nature and essence of Samantabhadra, the Primordial Buddha, as the origin-less wellspring of the timeless and unbounded Atiyoga teachings, and honors the converse view entertained by some interested parties which hold that the Dzogchen teachings originated with either the Bonpo tradition or the Chinese monk Moheyan:
Samantabhadra is not subject to limits of time, place, or physical conditions. Samantabhadra is not a colored being with two eyes, etc. Samantabhadra is the unity of awareness and emptiness, the unity of appearances and emptiness, the nature of mind, natural clarity with unceasing compassion - that is Samantabhadra from the very beginning.
Product code EFNB-018.