Antique Burmese Style Wood Mandalay Enlightenment Buddha Statue - 54cm/22"
Measures - (Height) 54cm/22"
Antique Burmese style Mandalay Buddha. The Buddha is seated on a pedestal in the Bhumisparsa or 'Calling the Earth to Witness' mudr_. With fingers slightly touching the ground this position represents the subduing of Mara (a demon) who bombarded Buddha with demons, monsters, violent storms and the three seductive daughters. Remaining steadfast the Buddha testified to his meritorious past by pointing to the earth and calling the Earth Goddess, Thorani.
Rising from the ground the Earth Goddess wrings the water from her long black hair. By this action she raises a torrential flood that drowns Mara and his army of demons. This gesture reflects this story symbolizing enlightenment, as well as steadfastness and Buddha's achievement of perfection or nirvana.
The Buddha has a peaceful countenance with downcast introspective eyes and a firm brow, reinforcing the impression of serenity and spirituality. His earlobes are stretched long from a youth spent as a prince wearing heavy gold earrings. His decoration also includes the traditional Thayo practice of decorating sculptures with pieces of coloured glass and lacquered putty.
Sculpture is in good condition for it's age. A serene and meditative piece.
Provenance: Private UK Collection. All items are guaranteed to be as described. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all purchases upon request.
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Hugo, Zurich, Switzerland
The 'Queen' has arrived in good order. She is very beautifully made with antique patina and of ideal size. My wife is very quick to bejewel her with a cross shoulder braided turquoise scarf & gold beads string. Adding to her very rich and noble look. COOL!
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Wolfgang, Tallahassee, FL, USA
I came back home this morning and have received already the package. Both the items are amazing! The style and patina are correct for ancient khmer
bronzes, I'm very pleased with them!
Jose, Lisbon, Portugal