Glass Happy Buddha on Wood StandThis unique Buddha is crafted from glass with wonderful detail and sits upon a wood stand. Also known as Hotei, the happy buddha is the god of good fortune and the guardian of children. History traces this Zen monk back to 10th century China who was revered for his generosity and kindness. Also referred to by his Sanskrit name, Maitreya, he represents many important teachings including contentment, generosity, wisdom and open kindheartedness. Folklore has it that rubbing his belly brings wealth, good luck, and prosperity. Ready to enliven any room, this buddha measures 3 1/2" in height and is 4" wide. The wood base measures 4" wide, 4" long and 1" high. Comes nicely boxed and makes a great gift.