Buddha Statue - Antique Thai Style Standing Stone Dvaravati Buddha (probably) Statue - 53cm/21" Tall
Measures (Height) 53cm/21"
An antique Thai style sandstone standing Buddha (probably) in the 11th century Dvaravati style.
The artistry of Dvaravati Buddha statues, hailing from the ancient region of Dvaravati in Southeast Asia, stands as a testament to the rich cultural tapestry that once flourished in this historical landscape. Characterized by a distinctive style that exudes grace and serenity, these statues encapsulate the spiritual and artistic essence of a bygone era.
As is expected, this Buddha exhibits the hallmark of Dvaravati art with the meticulous attention to symmetry and balanced proportions, with each element carefully measured to convey a sense of harmony and poise.
This imposing sculpture is standing samabhanga, straight legged on a wood base. He is clothed in monastic dress composed of two traditional elements, an undergarment consisting of a long piece of cloth draped around the hips, and a long loose robe that covers his left shoulder.
The clothing sensuously hugs the body revealing the anatomy beneath, a drapery style inspired by early seventh century Thai Dvaravati styles that can be traced back to styles in Gupta period India.
Although the style resembles Dvaravati images carved in Thailand, the present Buddha is more sensuous than most Dvaravati Buddhas. The Buddha here is an appealing blend of Gupta, Dvaravati and Khmer characteristics.
This Buddha, with graceful form and serene expression, invites us to journey back in time to a civilisation where art and spirituality converged in harmonious unity, captivating with their timeless elegance.
The torso, which probably represented Buddha, is carved from sandstone.
Provenance: Ex- private London Collection. All items are guaranteed to be as described. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all purchases upon request.
This traditional in appearance piece is sure to add serenity to your home, office or sacred space. One of the most recognisable of the Asian deities this representation of the spiritual teacher Buddha is sure to enlighten your home with endlessly timeless style.
Please note - To aid with safe shipping your Torso will be wood crated before shipping. There is no additional cost for this packing, crating and shipping service.
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