Antique Khmer Style Kneeling Bronze Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara Statue - 53cm/21"
Measures (Height) 53cm/21"
An antique Khmer style Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara statue. Bodhisattva are beings who have gained enlightenment but postpone their ascension to nirvana to help others achieve the blessed state.
Avalokitesvara is recognisable from the small figure of the meditating Buddha Amitabha in the headdress. The Bodhisattva has a peaceful countenance with downcast introspective eyes and a firm brow. A large ushnisha protuberance on top of the head symbolises a high level of spiritual development. The casting is beautiful as you can see in the fine details of the face.
This dynamic image with both knees on the ground, a pose often depicted in both relief and freestanding carving, is similar to one of the most striking bronze figures in the Phnom Penh, National Museum's collection.
The hands are placed in the adoration pose.
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.
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No statue of Buddha can help with tooth removals or leg amputations, but the statement stands that if you know what the Buddha can do for you, you are more likely to achieve success in your spiritual endeavours.