Antique Bayon Style Khmer Buddha Statue - Dharmachakra Teaching Mudra - 45cm/18"
Measures (Height) 45cm/18"
An antique Bayon style Teaching Buddha from Cambodia. The Buddha has a peaceful countenance with downcast introspective eyes and a firm brow.
He has a large ushnisha protuberance on top of his head that symbolizing his high level of spiritual development. 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. Each detail is rendered perfectly. The distinctive patina of the piece is also particularly delightful.
The Buddha is seated in the half lotus position with his hand raised in front of his chest in the dharmachakra mudra. In sanskrit dharmachakra means the 'Wheel of Dharma'. This mudra symbolises one of the most important moments in the life of Buddha, the occasion when he preached to his companions the first sermon after his Enlightenment in the Deer Park at Sarnath. It therefore denotes the setting into motion of the Wheel of the teaching of the Dharma. In this mudra the thumb and index finger touch at their tips to form a circle. This circle represents the Wheel of Dharma, or in metaphysical terms, the union of method and wisdom.
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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Items less than 2Kg we typically ship using Royal Mail.
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Large and/or fragile pieces requiring palletising, specialist crating and/or extra packaging may take a little longer. Palletised shipments will be delivered curbside.
All orders over 35 GBP will be shipped free of charge.
We genuinely hope that all purchases delight.
However, if they do not, regardless of reason, we will refund all orders upon receipt of the unwanted item. Just notify us within 14 days of receiving your order that you wish to make a return and send the piece back to us with 30 days of delivery.
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Karson, Phoenix, AZ, USA
We received this piece on Friday and we are in absolute love! I haven’t had a chance to take a picture of it yet but I will and send it to you! It’s gorgeous and it goes perfectly with our style and gives us the feel that we were hoping for. You’ve great pieces on the website! Hope to collect more from your store soon! The piece was delivered perfectly as well.
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