Brass statue with inlaid coloured polyresin decoration beads.
This Buddha shows the hand mudra of teaching and communicating knowledge (vitarkamudra). This is the position of reasoning, teaching and discussion. Usually, this posture is shown at pictures of the historical Buddha in all kinds of scenery when preaching.
In many homes, one can find nowadays a special meditation area, with a statue of the Buddha, flowers, candles, scents and pictures of close ones. It is a place where we may come to remember who we really are, and to meditate.