Antique Indonesian Style Seated Bronze Javanese Vairochana Buddha Statue - 30cm/12"
Measures (Height) 30cm/12"
An Indonesian Javanese style Vairochana Buddha perfect for those searching for serenity, an omnipresent spirituality or the vanquishing of ignorance and delusion, leading to wisdom.
This splendid Buddha is seated on a large double-lotus pedestal, adamantine posture of vajraparyankasana, the right leg over the left, with the soles of both feet facing upward. 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 form the Darma wheel, which, at its most basic, represents the study of the dharma, practice through meditation, and moral discipline.
This hand gesture is known as the Dharmachakra mudra and is often reserved for the iconography of either Vairocana or the historical Buddha, Shakyamuni. The mudra represents the turning of the wheel and places the hands so that the thumbs and index fingers touch at the tips to form a wheel.
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.
His eyes are downcast, his compassionate face bestowing peace, blessings and inner serenity on his devotees. Vairocana Buddha is sometimes called the primordial Buddha or Supreme Buddha.
He is thought to be the embodiment of all the Dhyani Buddhas; also everything and everywhere, omnipresent and omniscient. Meditation on Vairocana vanquishes ignorance and delusion, leading to wisdom
Provenance: Ex- private Boston, MA, USA collection. All items are guaranteed to be as described. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all purchases upon request.
New York Metropolitan Museum Collection - Accession Number: 1987.142.23
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