This laughing Buddha symbolises discretion, discipline, modesty and self-control.
Laughing Buddha is usually identified with or seen as an incarnation of Maitreya, the future Buddha, so much so that the Budai image is one of the main forms in which Maitreya is depicted in China. He is almost always shown smiling or laughing, hence his nickname in Chinese, the Laughing Buddha In the West. He attracts all positive aspects such as blessing, wealth, success, career, good health and children.
Ceramic. approx 9" tall.