Buddha Statue - Antique Ayutthaya Style Thai Bronze Abhaya Protection Buddha Statue - 57cm/23"
Measures - (Height) 57cm/23"
An antique Ayutthaya style Buddha statue from Thailand.
The Buddha is stood sambhanga on a round, lotus leaf adorned pedestal in the double Abhaya or Protection mudra. A hand gesture that offers reassurance and safety - dispelling fear and according divine protection and bliss to the devotee. This is one of the earliest Mudra found depicted on a number of Hindu, Buddhist, and Jaina images.
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 large, flame shaped, ushnisha protuberance on top of his head symbolizes his high level of spiritual development, in the Ayuttahaya style.
The lotus flower, shown on Buddha's pedestal, represents purity, compassion and the giving of great joy to all.
The peaceful countenance of Lord Buddha exudes harmony. The casting is beautiful as you can see in the fine details of the face. 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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