Another depiction of the messiah, Buddha’s story takes place before his moment of God-realization. Its significance is more elusive and myth-like and shows a difference in interpretation of a common religious symbol. This symbol, being the snake, is shown in positive and protective light which differs entirely from it’s deceptive nature in Christianity. During the Buddha’s state of meditation under the Bodhi tree prior to enlightenment, a storm of rain befell him. At this moment, it is believed that the serpent Muchalinda coiled around Buddha in a protection spanning seven days. The piece parallels well to the storm in the Sea of Galilee, also bringing about the concept of protection. It contrasts from it’s opposing piece in its simplicity with lots to infer.