Large Buddha Statue - Antique Thai Style Bronze Chiang Saen Enlightenment Buddha Statue - 80cm/32"
Large Buddha Statue - Antique Thai Style Bronze Chiang Saen Enlightenment Buddha Statue - 80cm/32"
Large Buddha Statue - Antique Thai Style Bronze Chiang Saen Enlightenment Buddha Statue - 80cm/32"
Large Buddha Statue - Antique Thai Style Bronze Chiang Saen Enlightenment Buddha Statue - 80cm/32"
Large Buddha Statue - Antique Thai Style Bronze Chiang Saen Enlightenment Buddha Statue - 80cm/32"
Large Buddha Statue - Antique Thai Style Bronze Chiang Saen Enlightenment Buddha Statue - 80cm/32"
Large Buddha Statue - Antique Thai Style Bronze Chiang Saen Enlightenment Buddha Statue - 80cm/32"
Large Buddha Statue - Antique Thai Style Bronze Chiang Saen Enlightenment Buddha Statue - 80cm/32"
Large Buddha Statue - Antique Thai Style Bronze Chiang Saen Enlightenment Buddha Statue - 80cm/32"
Large Buddha Statue - Antique Thai Style Bronze Chiang Saen Enlightenment Buddha Statue - 80cm/32"
Large Buddha Statue - Antique Thai Style Bronze Chiang Saen Enlightenment Buddha Statue - 80cm/32"
Large Buddha Statue - Antique Thai Style Bronze Chiang Saen Enlightenment Buddha Statue - 80cm/32"
Large Buddha Statue - Antique Thai Style Bronze Chiang Saen Enlightenment Buddha Statue - 80cm/32"
Large Buddha Statue - Antique Thai Style Bronze Chiang Saen Enlightenment Buddha Statue - 80cm/32"
Large Buddha Statue - Antique Thai Style Bronze Chiang Saen Enlightenment Buddha Statue - 80cm/32"
Large Buddha Statue - Antique Thai Style Bronze Chiang Saen Enlightenment Buddha Statue - 80cm/32"
Large Buddha Statue - Antique Thai Style Bronze Chiang Saen Enlightenment Buddha Statue - 80cm/32"
Large Buddha Statue - Antique Thai Style Bronze Chiang Saen Enlightenment Buddha Statue - 80cm/32"
Large Buddha Statue - Antique Thai Style Bronze Chiang Saen Enlightenment Buddha Statue - 80cm/32"
Large Buddha Statue - Antique Thai Style Bronze Chiang Saen Enlightenment Buddha Statue - 80cm/32"
Large Buddha Statue - Antique Thai Style Bronze Chiang Saen Enlightenment Buddha Statue - 80cm/32"
Large Buddha Statue - Antique Thai Style Bronze Chiang Saen Enlightenment Buddha Statue - 80cm/32"
Large Buddha Statue - Antique Thai Style Bronze Chiang Saen Enlightenment Buddha Statue - 80cm/32"

Large Buddha Statue - Antique Thai Style Bronze Chiang Saen Enlightenment Buddha Statue - 80cm/32"

Material: Bronze

Origin: Thailand

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  • Masterpiece - Antique Thai Style Bronze Chiang Saen Enlightenment Buddha Statue - 80cm/32"

    Measures (Height) 80cm/32"

    An imposing antique Thai style seated bronze Buddha Shakyamuni in Chiang Saen style.

    This Chiang Saen style of Buddha is a distinctive and historically significant artistic tradition of Buddha statues in northern Thailand. This style is characterized by the unique aesthetic features, intricate details, and profound spiritual symbolism. 

    The Chiang Saen style originated in the north of Thailand, near the borders of Myanmar (Burma) and Laos. The area was a significant centre of Buddhist art and culture during the Lanna period, which spanned from the 13th to the 18th centuries.

    The Buddha is seated, in virasana, cross-legged symbol of Serenity, with both hands in the Bhumisparsa or 'Calling Earth to Witness' mudra.

    The Enlightenment Buddha, also known as the Buddha in the moment of enlightenment or the Earth-touching Buddha, is a profound and revered image in Buddhism. This depiction captures a pivotal moment in the life of Siddhartha Gautama, the historical Buddha, as he achieved enlightenment under the Bodhi tree. The Enlightenment Buddha serves as a powerful symbol of the Buddha's awakening and the universal potential for spiritual realization.

    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.

    The Buddha has a peaceful countenance with downcast introspective eyes and a firm brow. In the Chiang Saen style, he has a large lotus bud shaped ushnisha protuberance on top of his head, symbolizing his high level of spiritual development. His earlobes are stretched long from a youth spent as a prince wearing heavy gold earrings.

    He is enthroned upon a lotus leaf base. The lotus flower represents purity, compassion and the giving of great joy to all.

    Buddhist art in this region was influenced by the Theravada tradition and was characterized by its unique interpretations of Buddha images. Chiang Saen style sculptures have also been found in neighboring regions, such as Laos and parts of Myanmar, reflecting the cultural exchange and impact of Chiang Saen art.

    The Enlightenment Buddha, with his symbolic gesture of touching the Earth, encapsulates the essence of Buddhism's transformative message. It serves as a timeless reminder of the path to awakening, inner transformation, and liberation from suffering.

    The image inspires individuals to cultivate mindfulness, wisdom, and perseverance on their spiritual journey. The Enlightenment Buddha is a beacon of hope, offering the profound message that the path to enlightenment is accessible to all who seek it, transcending the illusions and distractions of the world and touching the profound truth of existence.

    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. This traditional in appearance piece is sure to bring serenity to your home, office or sacred space.

    One of the most recognizable of the Asian deities this representation of the spiritual teacher Buddha is sure to enlighten your home with endlessly timeless style.

    To aid with safe transport your Buddha will be packed in a wood crated before shipping. The cost of wood crating, packing and shipping (with DHL) is included. 

    SATISFACTION GUARANTEE - We have been offering SE Asian Art, through our website and eBay, for many years and are proud of the reputation we have developed for fair and honest listings. However, if for any reason, whatsoever, you are unhappy with your purchase please just let us know and we will provide a full refund. We want you to be 100% happy with your purchase. 

  • The majority of orders will be shipped with DHL. This is a secure, express and fully tracked service.

    Items less than 2Kg we typically ship using Royal Mail.

    Once we receive your order we try to ship all orders the same or next working day.

    Large and/or fragile pieces requiring palletising, specialist crating and/or extra packaging may take a little longer. Palletised shipments will be delivered curbside.

    All orders over 35 GBP will be shipped free of charge.

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  • We genuinely hope that all purchases delight.

    However, if they do not, regardless of reason, we will refund all orders upon receipt of the unwanted item. Just notify us within 14 days of receiving your order that you wish to make a return and send the piece back to us with 30 days of delivery.

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