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Eastern Treasures 19th Century Antique Thai Enlightenment Buddha Statue

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Product Description

  • A fine quality 19th century Thai bronze Buddha Shakyamuni from HD Asian Art. The Buddha is seated, on a pedestal, in virasana, cross legged symbol of Serenity, with both hands in the Bhumisparsa or Calling Earth to Witness mudra. With fingers slightly touching the ground this position represents the subduing of Mara (a demon) who bombarded Buddha with demons, monsters, violent storms and the three seductive daughters. Remaining steadfast the Buddha testified to his meritorious past by pointing to the earth and calling the Earth Goddess, Thorani. Rising from the ground the Earth Goddess wrings the water from her long black hair. By this action she raises a torrential flood that drowns Mara and his army of demons. This gesture reflects this story symbolizing enlightenment, as well as steadfastness and Buddhas achievement of perfection or nirvana. The Buddha has a peaceful countenance with downcast introspective eyes and a firm brow. He has a large lotus flower shaped ushnisha protuberance on top of his head that symbolizing his high level of spiritual development. His earlobes are stretched long from a youth spent as a prince wearing heavy gold earrings. The casting is beautiful as you can see in the fine details of the fingers and toes. Each detail is rendered perfectly. The distinctive patina of the piece is also particularly delightful. Provenance: Ex UK Collection, acquired before 1990. All items are guaranteed to be as described. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all purchases upon request.
  • Dimensions: 53cm x 33cm x 15cm
  • Colour: Brown
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Description

  • A fine quality 19th century Thai bronze Buddha Shakyamuni from HD Asian Art. The Buddha is seated, on a pedestal, in virasana, cross legged symbol of Serenity, with both hands in the Bhumisparsa or Calling Earth to Witness mudra. With fingers slightly touching the ground this position represents the subduing of Mara (a demon) who bombarded Buddha with demons, monsters, violent storms and the three seductive daughters. Remaining steadfast the Buddha testified to his meritorious past by pointing to the earth and calling the Earth Goddess, Thorani. Rising from the ground the Earth Goddess wrings the water from her long black hair. By this action she raises a torrential flood that drowns Mara and his army of demons. This gesture reflects this story symbolizing enlightenment, as well as steadfastness and Buddhas achievement of perfection or nirvana. The Buddha has a peaceful countenance with downcast introspective eyes and a firm brow. He has a large lotus flower shaped ushnisha protuberance on top of his head that symbolizing his high level of spiritual development. His earlobes are stretched long from a youth spent as a prince wearing heavy gold earrings. The casting is beautiful as you can see in the fine details of the fingers and toes. Each detail is rendered perfectly. The distinctive patina of the piece is also particularly delightful. Provenance: Ex UK Collection, acquired before 1990. All items are guaranteed to be as described. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all purchases upon request.
  • Dimensions: 53cm x 33cm x 15cm
  • Colour: Brown
  • Country of Origin: Thailand
  • This item will be delivered directly from our supplier. Please ensure you provide a mobile phone number with your order, as you will receive a message, email or call from the courier with delivery information and times.
  • You can return your order for any reason within 30 days of receipt for a full refund.
  • Please note that nonfaulty returns will incur a collection fee from the supplier of 5 to 75 GBP depending on the size and weight of the item, which will be deducted from your refund.
  • All damages and discrepancies must be reported within 7 days of delivery.
  • Goods should be returned in their original packaging where possible.
  • UK Mainland delivery only, some areas may incur an additional charge.

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