Impressive Antique Bhumisparsha Mudra Bronze Sukothai Buddha Statue
The statue we are so pleased to offer here is cast in extraordinary bronze. It is a Thai piece, as evidenced by the style.
The Sukothai Period, which began in the mid-13th century in Thailand, brought forth an interpretation of the Buddha that this statue reflects beautifully.
A Sukothai Buddha possesses a sinuous and slender body with a serene face; the effect is enhanced by casting images in metal rather than carving them. The effect was enhanced by casting figures in metal rather than carving them out of wood.
As you can see, the Thai Buddha typically has knotted coils for hair and a flame-like point on the head.
The position of the Buddha's hands is in one of the most important mudras. A mudra is a symbolic gesture made with the hands to express a thought or feeling.
This Buddha poses with the Bhumisparsha mudra with one hand resting palm-up in the lap and the other pointing toward the ground; it recalls the moment when the Buddha attained Nirvana and called the Earth to witness. It is considered a gesture of unshakeability.
There is some reddish-brown dirt solidified to the interior of the statue, though this is commonly found on bronze statues this old. The exterior of the piece shows some wear but we think it gives it a rich, time-enhanced appeal. The darkness of the bronze is made all the more dramatic by the areas of light-green verdigris.
Overall, the statue is in very good antique condition and will be a serene and beautiful addition to your collection.
Measurements: 11" tall, 6 ½" wide, 3 ½" deep Base is 6 ¾"wide, 4" deep Weight: 5 lbs., 15 oz.
Item ID: 2736
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