HEART OF THE WISE: NAGA MAEDAW
20 x 14 x 15 in
Porcelain, glaze and oxides, luster
In the birth story of Buddha, the Jataka Tales, Naga Maedaw (Naga Queen), Vimala, longed to hear the King’s sage, Vidhura Panditta (the Bodhisatta) speaks. She feigned ill and told the Naga King only Vidhura’s heart could cure her. The story enfolds narrating how the Bodhisatta used his wisdom to save himself.