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  Liuli Bhaisajyaguru statue

 

China

A blue Liuli Crystal Glass Bhaisajyaguru statue, of the Master of Healing, i.e. the Medicine Buddha (fig.). His full name, Bhaisajyaguru Vaiduryaprabha, means ‘Medicine Guru Lapis Lazuli Light’ or ‘Medicine Teacher whose Light is that of Lapis Lazuli’. Lapis Lazuli is the name of a semi-precious stone of an intense blue colour and it here refers to Bhaisajyaguru's complexion which is dark blue.