Indian Buddha Statue - Antique Gandhara Style Bronze Protection Buddha Statue - 25cm/10"
Measures – (Height) 25cm/10”
An antique Gandhara style Buddha seated in the lotus or Padmasana postion, with each foot placed on the opposite thigh and hands raised in the dharmachakra or Teaching mudra. His robes cascade fluidly from both shoulders.
In sanskrit dharmachakra means the 'Wheel of Dharma'. This mudra symbolises one of the most important moments in the life of Buddha, the occasion when he preached to his companions the first sermon after his Enlightenment in the Deer Park at Sarnath. It therefore denotes the setting into motion of the Wheel of the teaching of the Dharma. In this mudra the thumb and index finger touch at their tips to form a circle. This circle represents the Wheel of Dharma, or in metaphysical terms, the union of method and wisdom. This symbolises generosity.
The Gandhara Buddha, characterized by its unique artistic style, holds a profound and multifaceted significance in the world of art, culture, and spirituality. Originating in the Gandhara region, which encompassed parts of present-day Pakistan and Afghanistan, the Gandhara Buddha represents an artistic and spiritual fusion that reflects the historical and cultural interactions of the region.
The Gandhara Buddha strikes a balance between realism and idealism. Capturing the human form while imbuing it with spiritual qualities. This artistic approach highlights the Buddha's historical existence as well as his transcendental wisdom and compassion.
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.
He has a third eye or urna on his forehead symbolizing the ability of Buddha to see past our mundane universe of suffering.
The Gandhara Buddha is a testament to the profound interplay of art, culture, and spirituality. Its distinctive style, influenced by the confluence of diverse cultural elements, captures the essence of both the historical and transcendent aspects of the Buddha.
Moreover, the Gandhara Buddha continues to inspire contemplation, dialogue, and appreciation in the contemporary world. It stands as a symbol of cultural synthesis, tolerance, and the enduring power of art to convey profound spiritual truths across time and boundaries.
The casting is beautiful as you can see in the fine details of the fingers and toes. Each detail is rendered perfectly. The distinctive patina of the piece is also particularly delightful.
The sculpture provides the perfect traditional in appearance Buddha to bring serenity and timeless style to your home, office or sacred space.
Each detail is rendered perfectly. The distinctive patina and detail of the piece is also particularly delightful. The sculpture provides the perfect traditional in appearance Buddha to bring serenity and timeless style to your home, office or sacred space.
SATISFACTION GUARANTEE - We have been offering SE Asian Art, through our website and eBay, for many years and are proud of the reputation we have developed for fair and honest listings. However, if for any reason, whatsoever, you are unhappy with your purchase please just let us know and we will provide a full refund. We want you to be 100% happy with your purchase.
The majority of orders will be shipped with DHL. This is a secure, express and fully tracked service.
Items less than 2Kg we typically ship using Royal Mail.
Once we receive your order we try to ship all orders the same or next working day.
Large and/or fragile pieces requiring palletising, specialist crating and/or extra packaging may take a little longer. Palletised shipments will be delivered curbside.
All orders over 35 GBP will be shipped free of charge.
We genuinely hope that all purchases delight.
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.
Hinduism, with its intricate tapestry of beliefs, reflects the profound depth of a tradition that has evolved over millennia.
As we unravel the main beliefs of Hinduism, we encounter not a rigid dogma but a living, breathing philosophy—a timeless journey that beckons individuals to explore the depths of their own being, connect with the divine, and navigate the intricacies of life with wisdom, compassion, and reverence.