Antique Thai Style Sukhothai Bronze Protection Walking Buddha Statue - 115cm/46"
Measures (Height) 115cm/46"
An antique Thai style Walking Buddha from Thailand, in the Sukhothai style.
The Buddha is depicted walking after his enlightenment on a circular lotus base. The lotus flower represents purity, compassion and the giving of great joy to all.
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. His robe is draped to leave the right shoulder bare, and a portion of the garment that covers the left wrist falls behind the figure. The lower hem of the robe comes all the way down so that the under-cloth or skirt is completely covered.
The Buddha's face is serene, with a naturalistic and warm expression; his ushnisha is topped by tightly wound hair curls. His serene almost pensive face displays down cast eyes, a single arched eyebrow and aquiline nose. Beauty lines can be seen upon his neck. 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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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.