Antique Thai Style SE Asia Wood Reclining Nirvana Buddha Statue - 60cm/24"
Measures (Length) 60cm/24"
An antique Thai style wood reclining Buddha. With flowing robes the Buddha is depicted in the nirvana or enlightenment pose, Buddha's head resting on a pillow.
The large ushnisha protuberance on top of his head symbolizes his high level of spiritual development. The Buddha has a peaceful countenance with downcast introspective eyes and a firm brow.
His earlobes are stretched long from a youth spent as a prince wearing heavy gold earrings.
The detail of the sculpture is beautiful as you can see in the fine details of the face and toes. Each detail is rendered perfectly. The peaceful countenance of Lord Buddha exudes harmony.
The Buddha is laying down on his side in calm repose. This pose captures him in his final moments before his death. The pose is also referred to as the sleeping Buddha and symbolises the Buddha's achievement of nirvana or enlightenment. The Buddha knew the exact moment of his death and at this time lay down to sleep and simply passed away peacefully with his enlightened soul eternally escaping the cycle of samasara.
The reclining pose demonstrates Buddhas attainment of nirvana. It is also the Thai Buddhist symbol for those born on a Tuesday.
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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