Antique Thai Style Sukhothai Bronze Protection Buddha Statue - 24cm/10"
Measures - (Height) 24cm/10"
An antique Thai style Sukhothai Buddha depicting the Buddha after his enlightenment. The Lord Buddha is stood in the Abhaya mudra. 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 Buddha is seated in a boat, the sculpture being formed of two parts. Each side comes up in a stylized point much like the royal boats that paddle on the river Choa Praya in Bangkok during royal river processions.
The casting is beautiful with it's unusual design and fine details of the face. Each detail is rendered perfectly. The distinctive azurite and malachite patina of the piece is also particularly delightful.
The peaceful countenance of Lord Buddha exudes harmony. The Buddha's hands are 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. His hand is held upright, the palm facing outwards. This is one of the earliest mudras found depicted on a number of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain images.
The sculpture provides the perfect traditional in appearance Buddha to bring serenity and timeless style to your home, office or sacred space.
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However, if they do not, regardless of reason, we will refund all orders upon receipt of the unwanted item. Just notify us within 14 days of receiving your order that you wish to make a return and send the piece back to us with 30 days of delivery.
There are many types of Buddha statues which all represent different facets of Buddha’s ability to help, heal and teach. Understanding these various representations of Buddha is crucial before investing in your spirituality, as they are specifically created and spirituality charged in order to help students of Buddhism face different aspects of the world.