Antique Bayon Style Khmer Seated Stone Naga Meditation Buddha - 54cm/22"
Measures (Height) 54cm/22"
An antique Bayon style meditation Buddha, seated on a three-tired throne, with the flaring head of a giant Naga, the serpent King Muchalinda, rising behind protectively behind. His 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 throne is formed by the coils of the serpent. The story told here being that Muchalinda protected the Buddha from heavy rain. This iconography is typical of the reign of Khmer King Jayavarman VII (ca. 1181 to 1218 CE), who established a cult based around it.
The statue is carved in the round, rather than as a relief on a stela. From this, we can infer that Khmer 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.
Given the nature of the piece a wooden crate will be built to encourage safe shipping.
This traditional in appearance piece is sure to add serenity to your home, office or sacred space.
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The piece arrived in perfect condition. A VERY BEAUTIFUL BUDDHA which now occupies pride of place in my lounge room. Very many thanks.
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