Antique Laos Style Bronze Seated Enlightenment Buddha Statue - 41cm/16"
Measures (Height) 41cm/16"
An antique Laos style bronze Buddha Shakyamuni from Laos.
This lovely Buddha is seated on a tiered pedestal. His robe is draped to leave the right shoulder bare, 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.
The Buddha's face is serene, with a naturalistic and warm expression; his ushnisha is topped by tightly wound hair curls. His serene face displays down cast eyes, a single arched eyebrow and aquiline nose. Beauty lines can be seen upon his neck. His earlobes are stretched long from a youth spent as a prince wearing heavy gold earrings.
The Buddha is seated, in virasana, cross-legged symbol of Serenity, with both hands in the Bhumisparsa or 'Calling Earth to Witness' mudrÄ. With fingers slightly touching the ground this position represents the subduing of Mara (a demon) who bombarded Buddha with demons, monsters, violent storms and the three seductive daughters. Remaining steadfast the Buddha testified to his meritorious past by pointing to the earth and calling the Earth Goddess, Thorani.
Rising from the ground the Earth Goddess wrings the water from her long black hair. By this action she raises a torrential flood that drowns Mara and his army of demons. This gesture reflects this story symbolizing enlightenment, as well as steadfastness and Buddha's achievement of perfection or nirvana.
The Buddha has a peaceful countenance with downcast introspective eyes and a firm brow. He has a large lotus flower shaped ushnisha protuberance on top of his head symbolizing his high level of spiritual development.
The casting is beautiful as you can see in the fine details of the fingers and toes. Each detail is rendered perfectly. The distinctive patina of the piece is also particularly delightful.
This traditional in appearance piece is sure to bring serenity to your home, office or sacred space. One of the most recognizable 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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