19th Century Ayutthaya Bronze Thai Teaching Buddha - 55cm/22"
Measures - (Height) 55cm/22"
Ca. 19th century Ayutthaya Thai Teaching Buddha. The Buddha is seated in the padmasana or full lotus position, on a lotus throne, with his hands raised in front of his chest in the dharmachakra mudra. In sanskrit dharmachakra means the 'Wheel of Dharma'. This mudra symbolises one of the most important moments in the life of Buddha, the occasion when he preached to his companions the first sermon after his Enlightenment in the Deer Park at Sarnath. It therefore denotes the setting into motion of the Wheel of the teaching of the Dharma. In this mudra the thumb and index finger of both hands touch at their tips to form a circle. This circle represents the Wheel of Dharma, or in metaphysical terms, the union of method and wisdom.
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.
Provenance: From the estate of a private UK Collection. Believed purchased in SE Asia towards the end of the last century. All items are guaranteed to be as described. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all purchases upon request.
The casting is beautiful as you can see in the fine details of the face and fingers. Each detail is rendered perfectly. The distinctive patina of the piece is also particularly delightful.
The sculpture provides the perfect Buddha to bring serenity and timeless style to your home, office or sacred space.
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