Antique Phnom Da Style Standing Stone Khmer Buddha - 52cm/21" Tall
Measures (Height) 52cm/21"
A pre-Angkor early 8th century style Khmer sandstone standing Buddha Phnom Da style.
This imposing Buddha is representing standing straight legged on a lotus flower adorned stone 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 clothing sensuously hugs the body revealing the anatomy beneath, a drapery style inspired by early seventh century 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 eyes that suggest an inner meditation , a rather sensuous mouth and a barely dimpled chin.
The hands are held in the vitarka or teaching mudra, the gesture of instruction, a common Dvaravati mudra. 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.
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