Antique Indonesian Style Seated Bronze Javanese Amitabha Buddha Statue - 48cm/19"
Measures (Height) 48cm/19"
An Indonesian Javanese style Amitabha Buddha perfect for those searching for serenity, meditation or an antidote to desire.
This delightful Buddha is seated on a double-lotus pedestal, in the adamantine posture of Ardha padmasana, one leg is bent and resting on the ground, the other leg is bent with the foot in lotus position.
His robes are draped over his left shoulder, 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 seated Buddha is enthroned upon an intricate pedestal. Two further Amitabha Buddha are shown at the base of the pedestal and a third posed in the Abhaya or Protection mudra. The Buddha is backed by an aureole with a beaded border and flaming rim, topped by a lotus flower finial and decorated either side with elephant. The aureole signifies the divinity of Buddha.
Buddha Amitbha's hands are held in a meditation Mudra. Fingers barely touching and gently folded over the lap with palms facing upward - representing gentleness and purity. His eyes are downcast, his compassionate face bestowing peace, blessings and inner serenity on his devotees.
The Amitabha Buddha symbolizes mercy and wisdom. Tantric meditation on Amitabha is an antidote to desire. He reigns over Sukhavati (the Western paradise) which is also called the Pure Land. Those reborn in the Pure Land experience the joy of hearing Amitabha teach the dharma until they are ready to enter Nirvana.
He 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.
Provenance: Ex- private Singapore 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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