Antique Thai Style Bronze Female Deity with Naga Tail Statue - 39cm/16"
Measures (Height) 39cm/16"
An antique Thai style female deity holding an alms bag with a Naga tail.
The Naga, a mythical serpent-like creature, holds a significant place in Buddhism, particularly in Asian Buddhist cultures. This serpent deity is not just a mythological entity but a symbol with profound spiritual significance. The Naga's presence in Buddhist traditions represents various aspects of human existence, the natural world, and the path to enlightenment.
In many Buddhist stories, Nagas are protectors of hidden treasures and relics, emphasizing the value of spiritual treasures and the need to safeguard the teachings of Buddhism for future generations.
The Naga provides protection to both the devotee and the treasure it holds.
Here the alms bag, symbolises charity, giving to others and rebirth/fertility with the serpent tail.
The Naga in Buddhism represents more than just a mythical creature; it embodies profound spiritual lessons and cultural significance. As cosmic guardians and protectors of the dharma, Nagas remind Buddhists of the importance of preserving and respecting the teachings of Buddhism.
Their symbolism of transformation and rebirth reinforces the idea that spiritual growth and renewal are achievable on the path to enlightenment. Moreover, Nagas serve as environmental symbols, emphasizing the interconnectedness of all life and the need for environmental stewardship.
The Naga's presence in Buddhism underscores the rich tapestry of symbolism and wisdom that enriches the faith and culture of Buddhists across the world.
The sculpture is 64cm/26" long.
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 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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