He is a symbol of happiness, wealth and an innocent contented joy. The stroking of Buddha's belly is said to signify bountiful wealth and prosperity. Believed to bring much luck, the laughing Buddha must always be invited into his new home, resulting in positive Chi and much happiness in return. Hand carved of ornamental jade, color and size may vary slightly. Please let us choose one for you. Matching wooden stand in black finish is included; measures 7"W x 4.25"D x 2.25"H.