Antique Chinese Style Seated Bronze Granting of Boons Buddha Statue - 35cm/14"
Measures - (Height) 35cm/14"
An antique Chinese style Buddha seated in the varda or granting of Boons mudra.
This lovely Buddha is seated in the lotus or Padmasana position, with each foot placed on the opposite thigh. His robes cascade fluidly from his left shoulder. His robe is draped to leave the right shoulder bare, and a portion of the garment that covers the left wrist falls behind the figure. The lower hem of the robe comes all the way down so that the undercloth or skirt is completely covered.
The hands are lowered in the granting of boons or varada mudra. This denotes human salvation from greed, anger and delusion. It is rare for this mudra not to be shown with another mudra.
The peaceful countenance of Lord Buddha exudes harmony.
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