Antique Indonesian Style Seated Bronze Javanese Teaching Buddha Statue - 28cm/11"
Measures (Height) 28cm/11"
An Indonesian (Java) Teaching Buddha in 13th century Majapahit style.
This lovely Buddha is seated on a circular double-lotus pedestal, itself on a square pedestal in half lotus, Padmasana pose.
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 Buddha is seated in the half lotus position with his hand raised in front of his chest in the dharmachakra 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.
Buddha Amitbha's left hand is held in a meditation Mudra. Fingers resting gently in the lap with palms facing upward - representing gentleness and purity. In his hand he holds an alms bowl demonstrating the charity and generosity of the Buddha.
The Buddha is backed by a double aureole with a flaming rim border. This symbolizes his divinity.
He also has a third eye or urna on his forehead symbolizing the ability of Buddha to see past our mundane universe of suffering.
The large ushnisha protuberance on top of his head symbolises his high level of spiritual development.
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