Buddha Statue - Antique Laos Style Southeast Asia Enlightenment Naga Buddha Statue - 32cm/13"
Buddha Statue - Antique Laos Style Southeast Asia Enlightenment Naga Buddha Statue - 32cm/13"
Buddha Statue - Antique Laos Style Southeast Asia Enlightenment Naga Buddha Statue - 32cm/13"
Buddha Statue - Antique Laos Style Southeast Asia Enlightenment Naga Buddha Statue - 32cm/13"
Buddha Statue - Antique Laos Style Southeast Asia Enlightenment Naga Buddha Statue - 32cm/13"

Buddha Statue - Antique Laos Style Southeast Asia Enlightenment Naga Buddha Statue - 32cm/13"

Material: Bronze

Origin: Laos

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  • Antique Laos Style Southeast Asia Bronze Naga Enlightenment Buddha Statue - 32cm/13"

    Measures - (Height) 32cm/13"

    An antique Laos style bronze southeast Asia Naga enthroned Meditation Buddha.

    The Buddha is seated on a simple three-tiered throne, with the flaring heads of nine Naga, the serpent King Muchalinda, rising behind protectively behind. His hands are in the Dhyana mudra, the gesture of Medtiation. The Buddha's face is serene, with a naturalistic and warm expression; his ushnisha is topped by tightly wound hair curls.

    The serpents are very well rendered and symmetrical. Wonderful detail on each face. The throne is formed by the coils of the serpent. The story told here being that Muchalinda protected the Buddha from heavy rain.

    The statue is cast in the round, rather than as a relief on a stela. From this, we can infer that Laos sculptors would have desired their artwork to be viewed from all sides and thus placed in the center of temples rather than against a wall. While this artwork was religious - priests supervised its execution - its realism is unmistakable.

    The Buddha is seated in the Bhumisparsa or 'Calling the Earth to Witness' mudr_. 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 bodies profile is with broad shoulders and slender waist, covered by a Sanghati robe worn diagonally over the left shoulder, and is graced by a heavily pleated flap draped to the navel. The right shoulder is left bare.

    The Buddha has a peaceful countenance with downcast introspective eyes and a firm brow. He has a large ushnisha protuberance on top of his head that 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. Each detail is rendered perfectly. The distinctive patina of the piece is also particularly delightful.

    This traditional in appearance piece is sure to add 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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