Posted by Joel on April 25, 2002 at 11:21:14:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Tuba God? posted by Not Klaus on April 25, 2002 at 08:14:08:
Mike, you are correct. It is a South Eastern Asian/Indian representation of the Buddha, probably from the Theravada(Hinayana) tradition. The fat laughing guy Buddha is the Chinese representation, which is a much later incarnation of the Buddhist religion. This statue looks very much like a smaller representation on my desk.