Antique Khmer Style Bronze Buddha Statue Dharmachakra Teaching Mudra 18cm/7"
Measures - (Height) 18cm/7"
Antique Khmer style Teaching Buddha statue. The Buddha has a peaceful countenance with downcast introspective eyes and a firm brow. He has a large lotus bud shaped ushnisha protuberance on top of his head symbolizing his high level of spiritual development. His earlobes are stretched long from a youth spent as a prince wearing heavy gold earrings. The casting is beautiful as you can see in the fine details of the face and fingers. Each detail is rendered perfectly. The distinctive patina of the piece is also particularly delightful.
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.
The sculpture provides the perfect traditional in appearance Buddha to bring serenity and timeless style to your home, office or sacred space.
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Who is the Hindu God Brahma? Brahma was responsible for the creation of the universe and all its creatures. Alongside this, he is considered to be the god of knowledge and of the Vedas (ancient texts.)