Buddha Statue - Antique Thai Style Bronze Phitsanulok Chinnarat Buddha Statue - 54cm/22"
Measures - (Height) 54cm/22"
Antique Thai style Buddha in the Phitsanulok style. A similar style Buddha can be found at the Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat temple, known among the locals as "Wat Yai". A similar buddha image, at the temple, called Phra Phuttha Chinnarat, is considered by some Thais to be the most beautiful buddha image in the country.
The Buddha is seated, in virasana, cross-legged symbol of Serenity, with both hands in the Bhumisparsa or 'Calling Earth to Witness' mudr_, on a large pedestal. 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 flame shaped ushnisha protuberance on top of his head symbolizing his high level of spiritual development. His earlobes are stretched long from a youth spent as a prince wearing heavy gold earrings. The halo surrounding the Buddha represents his divinity. This can be removed.
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 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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