19th Century Burmese Ava Style Bronze Enlightenment Buddha Statue - 42cm/17"
Measures - (Height) 42cm/17"
Ca. 18th century Ava style Buddha from Burma. An oval face, curved eyebrows, eyes gazing down in a state of meditation and the lotus flower shaped finial atop his ushnisha are classic characteristics of the Ava style.
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 casting is beautiful as you can see in the fine details of the face. Each detail is rendered perfectly. The distinctive azurite and malachite patina of the piece is also particularly delightful.
The peaceful countenance of Lord Buddha exudes harmony. The Buddha is seated in the Bhumisparsa or 'Calling 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.
The sculpture provides the perfect Buddha to bring serenity and timeless style to your home, office or sacred space.
Provenance: Ex- private UK Collection. All items are guaranteed to be as described. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all purchases upon request.
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Love the Buddha - its talking to me already. You have been an exemplary communicator . Thank you so much.
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The buddha arrived yesterday. It's beautiful! Thanks so much and Merry Christmas.
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