Antique Thai Style Standing Bronze Brahma Statue - 76cm/30"
Measurements Height 76cm/30"
An antique Thai style seated Brahma sculpture. In the world of Thai artistry and spirituality, the Brahma statue stands as a magnificent representation of divinity and cosmic balance.
Brahma is the Hindu God of Creation and one of the Trimurti, the others being Vishnu and Shiva. Brahma, a prominent deity in Hinduism, holds a significant place in Thai culture due to historical and cultural exchanges.
Brahma is often revered for his role in creation, wisdom, and the pursuit of cosmic harmony. The Thai representation of Brahma typically features four faces, each symbolizing different aspects of the divine and cosmic order. Brahma's four faces look North, South, East and West. He is sitting with eight arms holding a variety of objects, including his sceptre. This symbolizes his authority.
The Brahma is stood samabhanga on a round lotus petal pedestal which is itself stood on a decorated pedestal. The lotus symbolizes purity and spiritual enlightenment, emphasizing Brahma's role in the cosmic creation and maintenance.
His hands hold a variety of items including a lotus bud, Fan and Mandala. His lower left hand is held in a gesture of teaching. His lower right hand holds a Kalasha. The kalasha is considered a symbol of abundance and "source of life" in the Vedas. It is referred to as "overflowing full vase" in the Vedas. The Kalasha is believed to contain amrita, the elixir of life, and thus is viewed as a symbol of abundance, wisdom, and immortality.
He wears a richly bejewelled dohti and upavita. His face has a downcast gaze. Upon his head he wears a decorative Thai style tiara in front of his Kirita-Makuta or tall conical crown. This symbolises control over Positive and Negative attitudes. On his forehead he has a third eye or urna.
He has an aquiline nose and elongated earlobes with large ear rings. The sculpture has a wonderful verdigris patina.
A Thai Brahma statue, when chosen thoughtfully, becomes more than a mere art piece—it becomes a conduit to divine wisdom and cosmic harmony. In its intricate details, symbolic elements, and authentic craftsmanship, the Brahma statue reflects the profound cultural and spiritual legacy of Thailand.
As you embark on the journey of selecting a Thai Brahma statue, let your choice be guided by an appreciation for the rich symbolism, authenticity, and cultural depth that this magnificent representation of divinity embodies.
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