Antique Khmer Style Stone Bayon Buddha Head Statue - 42cm/17"
Measures (Height) 42cm/17"
An antique Khmer style sandstone Buddha head in the bayon style.
The Buddha has a peaceful countenance with downcast introspective eyes and a firm brow. The brow is bordered by a broad ornate band leading to a large ushnisha cover decorated with an abstract lotus petal motif, as is typical of the Bayon style.
The large ushnisha protuberance on top of his head symbolizes his high level of spiritual development. His earlobes are stretched long from a youth spent as a prince wearing heavy gold earrings.
The face has eyebrows described by a continuous ridged line, rimmed lips and downcast eyes. The inner rims of the ears are scalloped.
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.
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Buddha’s teachings are known as “dharma.” Buddhism teaches that wisdom, kindness, patience, generosity and compassion are important virtues.
Here we discuss the meaning behind the dharmachakra mudra or Teaching Buddha.