19th Century Antique Bronze Enthroned Khmer Enlightenment Buddha Statue - 7cm/3"
Measures - (Height) 7cm/3"
Ca. 19th century antique Khmer style Buddha.
The Buddha is seated in the Bhumisparsa or 'Calling the Earth to Witness' mudr_. 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. His earlobes are stretched long from a youth spent as a prince wearing heavy gold earrings. The peaceful countenance of Lord Buddha exudes harmony.
The sculpture is formed of two separate, interlocking parts.
The sculpture provides the perfect Buddha to bring serenity and timeless style to your home, office or sacred space.
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