Antique Chinese Style Bronze Meditation Buddha Statue - 13cm/5"
Measures (Height) 13cm/5"
A seated antique Chinese style Buddha.
This lovely Buddha is seated in half lotus, Padmasana pose. He is clothed in monastic dress composed of two traditional elements, an undergarment consisting of a long piece of cloth draped around the hips, and a long loose Sanghati robe that covers both of his shoulders. The clothing sensuously hugs the body revealing the anatomy beneath, a drapery style inspired by early seventh century Dvaravati styles that can be traced back to styles in Gupta period India.
The Buddhas hands are clasped in the Dhyana Mudra, the hand gesture that promotes the energy of meditation, deep contemplation and unity with higher energy.
The Buddha's face is serene, with a naturalistic and warm expression. The hair is piled high, rising to an ushnisha, symbolizing his high level of spiritual development. The face has half closed downcast eyes that suggest an inner meditation , a rather sensuous mouth and a barely dimpled chin.
Buddha is seated upon a double lotus flower pedestal. The lotus flower represents 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 surface of the Buddha has a very appealing deep malachite green.
This traditional in appearance piece is sure to add serenity to your home, office or sacred space.
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