Antique Indonesian Style Bronze Standing Javanese Teaching Buddha - 35cm/14"
Measures (Height) 35cm/14"
A bronze Indonesian (Java) Teaching Buddha in 13th century Majapahit style.
The Buddha is stood samabhanga on a round lotus petal base which is itself stood upon a decorated pedestal. A seated Buddha in the Bhumisparsa or Enlightenment pose can be seen at the base of the pedestal.
His robe is 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 under-cloth or skirt is completely covered.
A flame rimmed aureole sits behind the head of the Buddha. This circle of light symbolises his divinity.
He has a third eye or urna on his forehead symbolizing the ability of Buddha to see past our mundane universe of suffering.
He holds his hands 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 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. This symbolises generosity.
Provenance: Ex- private London collection. All items are guaranteed to be as described. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all purchases upon request.
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Just a quick note to let you know your package arrived in fine shape a while ago. (DHL, your shipper, is a very good shipping service; even though I wound up being home when the delivery was made, I was glad to have been able to pre-arrange my electronic signature/authorization to leave the package on my porch, should I not have been home to receive it; that option is a very nice one as it saves the recipient from having to wait around all day, in order to sign for a delivery. I very much like the bronze bust. The coloring is particularly appealing. I've placed it on a bookcase just inside the front entry...it looks great!!!. Very handsome piece. Thanks again for having shipped so quickly, for packing the bust so carefully and for your helpful statuses throughout the transaction process. You are so very good to do business with.
Andrew, Tampa, FL, USA
The Buddha statue arrived yesterday, and we are delighted with it! It's a very handsome addition to our collection.
Susan, Detroit, MI, USA
I just open the first statue this night. Its beautiful. Hope we could have more corporations!
Ying, Los Angeles, CA, USA