Antique Thai Style Seated Bronze Naga Meditation Buddha - 51cm/20"
Measures (Height) 51cm/20"
An antique Thai style bronze meditation Buddha. Here Buddha is seated in the ardhapadmasana or half lotus pose ,seated on a three-tired throne, with the flaring head of a giant Naga, the serpent King Muchalinda, rising behind protectively behind. The throne is formed by the coils of the serpent.
During a terrible storm Muchalinda sheltered Buddha, prior to the enlightenment of Buddha. In Thailand, this Buddha is named Phra Naga Prok - the protection Buddha. It also the symbol for those born on a Saturday.
Buddha's hands are in the Dhyana mudra, the gesture of Meditation. The Buddha's face is serene, with a naturalistic and warm expression; his head is topped by a detailed ushnisha, in the Bayon style. The serpent is well rendered and symmetrical.
The statue is cast in the round, rather than as a relief on a stela. From this, we can infer that Thai sculptors would have desired their artwork to be viewed from all sides and thus placed in the center of temples rather than against a wall. While this artwork was religious - priests supervised its execution - its realism is unmistakable.
The Buddhas hands are in Dhyana Mudra, the hand gesture that promotes the energy of meditation, deep contemplation and unity with higher energy.
This traditional in appearance piece is sure to add serenity to your home, office or sacred space.
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