About 20 years ago my parents brought this statue from Nepal. They bought it at an antique shop and it was being said that it was app. 60 years old, coming from Tibet. I would like to get this verified. Is it an authentic piece, e.g. used in a monastery, or is it a 'mass production tourist thing'? It is about 30 cm high and quite heavy, about 5 kg. The position is quite remarkable; most statues have Buddhas in lotus position. It is iron I think, heavily oxidized. It has a little hole on the back; maybe this has to do with the way it has been produced? When I turn it upside down, I looks like it is filled with some kind of concrete..? Maybe it has been buried in the ground? It would be great if anyone can tell me more about how it is made, what kind of Buddha it is and how old it may be.
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