Buddha Statue - Antique Thai Style Standing Stone Dvaravati Buddha Statue - 100cm/40" Tall
Measures (Height) 100cm/40"
An antique Thai style sandstone standing Buddha in the Dvaravati style.
This imposing Buddha is standing samabhanga, straight legged on a wood base. He is clothed in monastic dress composed of two traditional elements, an undergarment consisting of a long piece of cloth draped around the hips, and a long loose robe that covers his left shoulder. The hem of his robes he holds in his left hand.
The clothing sensuously hugs the body revealing the anatomy beneath, a drapery style inspired by early seventh century Thai Dvaravati styles that can be traced back to styles in Gupta period India.
The hair is depicted in circles of tight curls that decrease in size toward the ushnisha. The face has half closed cast down eyes that suggest an inner meditation , a rather sensuous mouth and a barely dimpled chin.
Although the style resembles Dvaravati images carved in Thailand, the present Buddha is more sensuous than most Dvaravati Buddhas. The Buddha here is an appealing blend of Gupta, Dvaravati and Khmer characteristics.
Provenance: Ex- private US Collection. All items are guaranteed to be as described. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all purchases upon request.
This traditional in appearance piece is sure to add serenity to your home, office or sacred space. One of the most recognisable of the Asian deities this representation of the spiritual teacher Buddha is sure to enlighten your home with endlessly timeless style.
Please note - Our price includes wood crating.
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