Antique Sukhothai Style Thai Bronze Protection Walking Buddha Statue- 42cm/17"
Measures - (Height) 42cm/17"
An antique Sukhothai style Walking Buddha from Thailand. The Buddha is stood on a lotus blossom pedestal depicted walking after his enlightenment. The large flaming ushnisha protuberance on top of his head, typical of the Sukhothai period, symbolizes his high level of spiritual development. 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 and hands. Each detail is rendered perfectly. The distinctive patina of the piece is also particularly delightful.
The peaceful countenance of Lord Buddha exudes harmony. The Abhaya mudra "gesture of fearlessness" is a mudra (gesture) that offers protection, reassurance and safety. Dispelling fear and according divine protection and bliss in many Indian religions. The left hand is held up and the palm is facing outwards. This is one of the earliest mudras found depicted on a number of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain images.
The sculpture provides the perfect traditional in appearance Buddha to bring serenity and timeless style to your home, office or sacred space.
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