Buddha Statue - Antique Chiang Saen Style Royal Teaching Buddha Statue - 87cm/35"
Measures (Height) 87cm/35"
An antique Chiang Saen style Royal Buddha seated in the half lotus or Ardha Padmasana postion, with hands held in the dharmachakra or Teaching 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 of both hands 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.
Seated peacefully in his kingly attire the royal Buddha's lips are pursed together and his eyes are downcast in deep meditation. His royal garments include a crown with triangular shaped designs on each side of the crown with a beautiful lotus bud shaped ushnisha emerging from the top of the head. This symbolizes his high level of spiritual development.
His earlobes are stretched long from a youth spent as a prince wearing heavy gold earrings. The Buddha wears jewellery with designs on his chest, shoulders, arms, wrists and ankles the most beautiful of which is the elaborate designs on his chest plate.
He is enthroned upon a lotus leaf base. The lotus flower represents purity, compassion and the giving of great joy to all. The lotus also confirms the attaining of enlightenment and the ultimate fulfilment that follows. This symbol is heavily used in Eastern religions, which is why it can appear as both a held item or a seat. Some say that as the lotus flower grows in dirty water but becomes something beautiful, it demonstrates how we must forget our attachments to the material world around us and focus on our inner spirituality in order to seek happiness.
The casting is beautiful as you can see in the fine details of the fingers and toes. The malachite and azurite patina delightful and unusual. Each detail is rendered perfectly. The distinctive patina of the piece is particularly attrractive.
This traditional in appearance piece is sure to bring serenity to your home, office or sacred space.
One of the most recognizable of the Asian deities this representation of the spiritual teacher Buddha is sure to enlighten your home with endlessly timeless style.
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A Buddha statue is more than just a piece of art; it is a powerful symbol that can help you attain peace and serenity in your life.
Its presence serves as a visual reminder of the path to inner tranquility, and its teachings inspire mindfulness, wisdom, and compassion.