This particular position of the Buddha is better known as the mahaparinirvanasana in Buddhism. Buddha is said to have known that his death was approaching while in this position!
The reclining Buddha statues are not supposed to induce the state of sadness to the followers but rather the reclining Buddha should be taken as an object of encouragement that all beings have the potential to be awakened or enlightened and release themselves from the suffering which is characterized by the cycle of rebirth. The serene and smiling expression of the Buddha in reclining Buddha statue portray the compassion and calmness that comes with the enlightenment.
Nirvana Buddha Small
8cm x 4cm x 22cm