The origins of Buddhism date back to the 6th century B.C. and still today the world over Buddha is the quintessential emblem of spiritual awakening. Pairing the unlikely materials of clear crystal with a black lacquered platform Baccarat_s Buddha is a stately rendering of this symbolic figure based on a very traditional hand-carved wooden version. The translucence of the crystal evokes the aspiration for spiritual clarity and is a perfect decorative item for Asian-inspired Zen interiors. Each Buddha by Baccarat is numbered and signed at the bottom.