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 Buddha’s achievement of perfection or nirvana.
This beautiful reproduction piece is fashioned from Bronze using the 'Lost Wax Method' and given an antique colouration. The applied patina is representative of antique pieces that can be viewed in National Collections throughout the world. However, as a reproduction it does not impact the historic legacy of the country by removing National Treasures from their original environment.
The piece is designed and crafted by hand. Our ability to purchase these remarkable objects direct from local villages and workshops ensures that much needed funds are invested in the local community and not be profiteering middlemen.
Material: Bronze Dimensions (HxWxD): 38cm x 26.5cm x 14cm
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