Antique Phnom Da Style Large Standing Stone Protection Khmer Buddha - 123cm/49" Tall
Measures (Height) 123cm/49"
A large and imposing pre-Angkor early 8th century style Khmer sandstone standing Buddha in Phnom Da style.
This imposing Buddha is representing standing samapada, straight legged on a double lotus flower adorned stone base. The lotus flower represents the attaining of enlightenment and the ultimate fulfilment that follows. This symbol is heavily used in Eastern religions, which is why it can appear as both a held item or a seat. Some say that as the lotus flower grows in dirty water but becomes something beautiful, it demonstrates how we must forget our attachments to the material world around us and focus on our inner spirituality in order to seek happiness.
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 and simple sash tied at the waist .
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 Buddha's hand is held up in the abhaya mudra. The Abhaya mudra "gesture of fearlessness" is a mudra (gesture) that offers protection, reassurance and safety. Dispelling fear and according divine protection and bliss in many Indian religions. The palms is facing outwards. This is one of the earliest mudras found depicted on a number of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain images.
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 London Collection. All items are guaranteed to be as described. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all purchases upon request.
The Buddha is loose mounted to a metal stand.
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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