This Amitayus is partly gilt copper with face painted in gold. Size 9". Hand made in nepal. Amitayus is the longevity aspect of Amitabha. He is the Buddha of Longevity. Practitioners want to have a long life so they can practice more. The tantric tradition states that if one is diligent in their practice they can achieve enlightenment within a single lifetime so this Buddha is very special.