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Bronze Statue of a Thai Teppanom Kneeling Angel Buddha Table Lamp
By Asian Style
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Bronze statue of a Thai Teppanom kneeling Angel Buddha made into a table lamp. Intricate bronze Thai Teppanom Kneeling Angel Buddha sculpture dark green with gold leaf detailing. ...
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Antique 19th Century Thai Tibetan Metalwork

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Bronze

Carved Wood Buddha Statue
Located in Chicago, IL
Burmese carved wood statue of the Buddha with original finish and faux jewels on a newer square base, circa 19th century.
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Antique 19th Century Burmese Statues

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Wood

  • Carved Wood Buddha Statue
  • Carved Wood Buddha Statue
  • Carved Wood Buddha Statue
  • Carved Wood Buddha Statue
H 87 in. W 33 in. D 18 in.
Thai Bronze Buddha Head from India, Vintage
Located in Cookeville, TN
This is a Thai bronze head figurine with an ornate open work headdress. She has elongated ears with decorative earrings and a scallop border around her face. Red beads decorate her f...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Tibetan Statues

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Bronze

Lao Buddha Statue
Located in New York, NY
19th century Lao Buddha statue. Folk Art figure representation of Buddha. A solid wood block carving with remnants of pigments. To collectors Lao Buddha figures are coveted and sough...
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Antique 1890s Laotian Folk Art Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

  • Lao Buddha Statue
  • Lao Buddha Statue
  • Lao Buddha Statue
  • Lao Buddha Statue
H 12 in. W 3 in. D 6 in.
Lao Buddha Statue
Located in New York, NY
19th century Lao Buddha statue. Buddha Folk Art. Folk Art figure representation of Buddha. A solid wood block carving with remnants of pigments. To collectors Lao Buddha figures are ...
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Antique 1890s Laotian Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

  • Lao Buddha Statue
  • Lao Buddha Statue
  • Lao Buddha Statue
  • Lao Buddha Statue
H 17 in. W 4.5 in. D 4 in.
Bronze Standing Buddha Statue
Located in Somis, CA
A beautiful bronze standing Buddha statue on a lotus stand. The style of the piece is of the Tang dynasty era, with a full face, long ear lobes and scrolled hair style. Beautiful, fi...
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20th Century Chinese Tang Sculptures and Carvings

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Bronze

  • Bronze Standing Buddha Statue
  • Bronze Standing Buddha Statue
  • Bronze Standing Buddha Statue
  • Bronze Standing Buddha Statue
H 18 in. W 6.25 in. D 6.25 in.
Pair of Bronze Buddha Statues
Located in New York, NY
Pair of bronze Buddha statues.
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Antique Late 18th Century Asian Sculptures

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Bronze

  • Pair of Bronze Buddha Statues
  • Pair of Bronze Buddha Statues
  • Pair of Bronze Buddha Statues
  • Pair of Bronze Buddha Statues
H 7.75 in. W 4.5 in. D 4.5 in.
Asian Carved Wood Buddha Statue
Located in New York, NY
Asian carved wood Buddha sculpture.
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Antique Early 18th Century Asian Sculptures

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Wood

  • Asian Carved Wood Buddha Statue
  • Asian Carved Wood Buddha Statue
  • Asian Carved Wood Buddha Statue
  • Asian Carved Wood Buddha Statue
H 10.5 in. W 6 in. D 4.25 in.
Crystal Happy Buddha Statue, 7 lb
Located in Somis, CA
A stunning, extra large, all natural crystal sculpture of a Chinese Happy Buddha. The boulder is crystal clear with beautiful gold threads and moss covering the back. It weighs an in...
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2010s Sculptures and Carvings

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Crystal

  • Crystal Happy Buddha Statue, 7 lb
  • Crystal Happy Buddha Statue, 7 lb
  • Crystal Happy Buddha Statue, 7 lb
  • Crystal Happy Buddha Statue, 7 lb
H 8 in. W 7.5 in. D 5 in.
Golden Stone Buddha Statue on Lotus
Located in Somis, CA
A beautiful hand carved statue of Buddha with golden face in the Tang style. Buddha is seated on a double lotus base, hands forming Bhumisparsha Mudra touching the earth symbolizing ...
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20th Century Chinese Tang Sculptures and Carvings

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Stone

  • Golden Stone Buddha Statue on Lotus
  • Golden Stone Buddha Statue on Lotus
  • Golden Stone Buddha Statue on Lotus
  • Golden Stone Buddha Statue on Lotus
H 30 in. W 16 in. D 12 in.
Antique Buddha Statue Laos Southeast Asia
Located in Atlanta, GA
The wood standing Buddha in standing position was executed in a typical Laotian style, which features a slim and elongated body and a serene facial expression. The Buddha's hands are...
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Antique 19th Century Laotian Archaistic Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Glimmering Giltwood and Bejeweled Buddha Statue
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Eye-catching beautiful seated Buddha sculpture in shiny giltwood adorned with semi precious gems.
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Vintage 1960s Indonesian Figurative Sculptures

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Giltwood

Large Gilded Tibetan Buddha Statue Vasundhara
Located in Somis, CA
A spectacular piece featuring the Tibetan Bodhisattva Vasundhara, Goddess of wealth and abundance. Seated on double lotus, the multi-faced and multi-armed Buddha is powerful as she i...
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20th Century Tibetan Sculptures and Carvings

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Bronze

Antique Burmese White Marble Buddha Statue
Located in Atlanta, GA
Carved with a single block of white marble and painted with gold and red pigments, the Buddha is seated on a lotus throne in an "adamantine position" (vajrasana), with his legs cross...
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Antique 18th Century Burmese Other Sculptures

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Marble

18th Century Marble Buddha Statue
Located in New York, NY
A peaceful and serene 18th century gilded Burmese marble Buddha. Shan style, Buhmisparsa mudra (calling the earth to witness), circa 1780. Measurements: Buddha only: L: 12, D: 5, H:...
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Antique Late 18th Century Burmese Sculptures and Carvings

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Marble

  • 18th Century Marble Buddha Statue
  • 18th Century Marble Buddha Statue
  • 18th Century Marble Buddha Statue
  • 18th Century Marble Buddha Statue
H 23 in. W 12 in. D 6.5 in.
Large Hand Carved Wood Vintage Buddha Statue
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Elegant Buddha statue made of hand carved wood, mounted on wood base, beautiful facial expiration, looking down in grace, make this beautiful statue a one of a kind object of art to ...
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Vintage 1920s Thai Mounted Objects

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Wood

  • Large Hand Carved Wood Vintage Buddha Statue
  • Large Hand Carved Wood Vintage Buddha Statue
  • Large Hand Carved Wood Vintage Buddha Statue
  • Large Hand Carved Wood Vintage Buddha Statue
H 40.5 in. W 10.25 in. D 5.75 in.
Huge Wooden Gilded Buddha Statue, Hand-Painted
Located in Somis, CA
A beautiful solid wood Buddha statue. The Buddha is seated on a lotus throne. His face is serene and peaceful. The statue is of the Tang dynasty style, with a full and round face. Fi...
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20th Century Chinese Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Antique Nephrite Jade Buddha Statue Qing Dynasty
Located in Somis, CA
A Qing dynasty, hand carved, lustrous, solid natural nephrite green jade Buddha. Carved seated on a rock against flame-shaped mandorla, the broad-faced figure rendered with a serene ...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Sculptures and Carvings

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Jade

18th Century Polychromed Carved Buddha Statue
Located in Dallas, TX
Qing dynasty carved polychromed wooden statue. Possibly a Chinese Emperor; This seated figure is intricately painted in cobalt blue and oxblood reds as only a Emperor’s robe and hat ...
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Antique Late 18th Century Chinese Qing Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Startlingly Beautiful Bronze Bejeweled Thai Buddha Statue
Located in Hopewell, NJ
An especially beautiful Thai bronze Buddha having meticulous detail on the head and robe, with lovely gestural hands that hold a turquoise patina cup. A turquoise bracelet adorns the...
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Antique 19th Century Thai Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Vintage Hand Carved Cluster of Buddha Statue
Located in Delray Beach, FL
One of a kind statues of Buddha, all hand carved and hand painted on solid wood , some standing and some siting , facial expression of beauty and grace and the sign of the elements a...
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Vintage 1950s Thai Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Magical 19th Century Carved Buddha Statue
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Fabulous 19th century carved Buddha, gilt decoration and inlaid with jewels (some missing). Outstanding patina. Comes with appraiser's certificate of authenticity. Measures 35 1/4" t...
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Antique 19th Century Thai Figurative Sculptures

17th - 18th Century Buddha Statue, "Nezha"
Located in New York, NY
18th century or earlier Carved wooden Buddha Statue of Nezha; . A wonderfully carved interpretation of the manifestation of the Chinese Buddha Nezha, displaying his three heads and...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Chinese Qing Sculptures

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Wood

Rare 19th Century Bronze Naga Buddha Statue
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Rare bronze Buddha depicted in meditation pose sheltered by a Naga (a seven-headed snake). Naga's body coiled up to serve as a cushion for the Buddha with 7 pronged head providing a...
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Antique 19th Century Thai Other Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

  • Rare 19th Century Bronze Naga Buddha Statue
  • Rare 19th Century Bronze Naga Buddha Statue
  • Rare 19th Century Bronze Naga Buddha Statue
  • Rare 19th Century Bronze Naga Buddha Statue
H 18.12 in. W 10.63 in. D 7.49 in.
Solid Stone Buddha Statue Holding a Pearl Hand Carved
Located in Somis, CA
A beautiful hand carved statue of Buddha with golden face and body. Buddha is seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus base, both of his hands form the unity mudra holding a pearl. He ...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Sculptures and Carvings

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Stone

Pair of Antique Polychrome Bronze Avalokiteshvara Buddha Statues
Located in Somis, CA
A pair of rare bronze statues of Avalokiteshvara. The Bodhisattvas are seated in lalitasana, the "royal ease", with one of their feet supported on a lotus stem that projects from the...
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20th Century Asian Sculptures and Carvings

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Bronze

18th Century Thai Gilt Bronze Buddha Statue
Located in Dallas, TX
A small and delightful gilt gold bronze Buddha from Thailand. Measures: Height 4.75 inches (12 cm) Width 2.7 inches (7 cm) Depth 1.5 inches (4 cm). AVANTIQUES is dedicated to provi...
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Antique 18th Century Thai Agra Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

  • 18th Century Thai Gilt Bronze Buddha Statue
  • 18th Century Thai Gilt Bronze Buddha Statue
  • 18th Century Thai Gilt Bronze Buddha Statue
  • 18th Century Thai Gilt Bronze Buddha Statue
H 4.75 in. W 2.7 in. D 1.5 in.
Terracotta Buddha Statue Kwan Yin Tang Style Bodhisattva
Located in Somis, CA
A fantastic terracotta piece featuring Bodhisattva Kwan Yin in a relaxed pose. Kwan Yin is the Goddess of Compassion, who takes away pain and blesses the devotees with good luck and ...
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20th Century Chinese Ceramics

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Pottery, Terracotta

Carved Red Clay Seated Buddha Statues, 20th Century
Located in London, GB
Charming seated Buddha statues with closed eyes and serene smiles. Made from red clay with an off-white, lime washed finish. Best suited for indoors, if placed outside this may affec...
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20th Century Asian Figurative Sculptures

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Clay

Tiger's Eye Water Moon Guan Yin Avalokiteshvara Buddha Statue
Located in Somis, CA
A magnificent natural Tiger's Eye sculpture depicting the compassionate Bodhisattva Water Moon Guan Yin, Avalokiteshvara. Backed by a lotus leaf and on top of water wavers, Avalokite...
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2010s Chinese Sculptures and Carvings

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Quartz, Multi-gemstone

Golden Stone Buddha Statue Holding a Ru Yi in Tang Style
Located in Somis, CA
A beautiful hand carved statue of Buddha with golden face and body in the Tang style. Buddha is seated with the right leg up on a lotus base, his left hand holding a Ru Yi and his ri...
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20th Century Chinese Tang Sculptures and Carvings

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Stone

Early Ming Dynasty Chinese Buddha Statue, circa 14th Century
Located in Dallas, TX
A very fine late Yuan to early Ming Chinese terracotta gilt and polychrome painted Buddha figure, he is dressed in thick robes, his hair arranged in typical early song or Yuan dynast...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Chinese Ming Figurative Sculptures

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Terracotta

Bronze Statue of Young Buddha
Located in Somis, CA
A beautiful bronze statue of Young Buddha. Seated in dhyanasana on lotus throne elevated on a high pagoda base, the right hand in bhumisparsha mudra and the left in dhyana mudra, wea...
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Late 20th Century Chinese Sculptures and Carvings

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Bronze

  • Bronze Statue of Young Buddha
  • Bronze Statue of Young Buddha
  • Bronze Statue of Young Buddha
  • Bronze Statue of Young Buddha
H 11.5 in. W 6.25 in. D 5 in.
Gorgeous Thai Buddha Bronze Statue
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A beautiful medium sized bronze Buddha with some natural verdigris patina. The gestural hands are beautifully placed, and the meticulous detailing is impressive.
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Vintage 1960s Thai Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

  • Gorgeous Thai Buddha Bronze Statue
  • Gorgeous Thai Buddha Bronze Statue
  • Gorgeous Thai Buddha Bronze Statue
  • Gorgeous Thai Buddha Bronze Statue
H 27.5 in. W 12 in. D 7 in.
Gandharan Schist Statue of Buddha
Located in London, GB
This finely carved stone statue depicts the Buddha wearing long robes, with cascading folds of fabric clinging to the contours of his body in beautiful Graeco-Buddhist style. Such st...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Pakistani Classical Greek Figurative Sc...

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Schist

  • Gandharan Schist Statue of Buddha
  • Gandharan Schist Statue of Buddha
  • Gandharan Schist Statue of Buddha
  • Gandharan Schist Statue of Buddha
H 21 in. W 9.75 in. D 4 in.
An Exquisite Antique Buddha Head Statue
Located in Atlanta, GA
An gilt and lacquered wood Buddha head with displayed on a metal and Lucite stand. stunning presence with its refined features and amazing details. The carving is of exquisite qualit...
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Antique 18th Century Laotian Archaistic Busts

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Gold Leaf

Late 18th Century Thai Gilt Bronze Meditative Seated Buddha Statue on Pedestal
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Thai Bangkok period seated Buddha statue from the late 18th century, handcrafted out of bronze and gilded. Born in Thailand during the 1780s, this tall statue features a seated, me...
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Antique Late 18th Century Thai Sculptures and Carvings

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Bronze

Monumental Wood Buddha Head Statue from Thailand
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Monumental wood Buddha head statue from Thailand. Large bust of Buddha with some traces of original gold leaf. Authenticated provenance and year by a Los Angeles Asian art dealer. ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Thai Moorish Sculptures and Carvings

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Gold Leaf

South East Asian Cast Stone Statue of Buddha
Located in New York, NY
South East Asian or Indian cast stone statue of Buddha, standing in the Anjali Mudra position of greeting with hands together and head bowed. Measures: 46.5” H x 14” W x 12” D.
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20th Century Southeast Asian Figurative Sculptures

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Cast Stone

Bronze Statue of Buddha Guan Yin Holding Ruyi
Located in Somis, CA
A beautiful bronze Guan Yin, Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, Goddess of Great Compassion. Seated on a lotus base against a flame-shaped mandorla, the figure rendered with a serene expre...
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Early 2000s Chinese Sculptures and Carvings

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Bronze

Tibetan Statue of Vajrassatva Buddha, Antique Gold Finish
Located in Somis, CA
A beautiful statue of Tibetan Bodhisattva Vajrassatva in antique gold finish. The Vajrassatva is an deity that focuses on purification of bad karma. Meditation upon Vajrassatva is i...
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20th Century Tibetan Sculptures and Carvings

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Bronze

Buddha Head Statue Hand Carved from River Boulder
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Buddha head statue hand carved from Rive Boulder Measures: 5" W x 5" D x 8" H 10394-41.     
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21st Century and Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

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Stone

Marble Statue of Kwan Yin Avalokiteshara, Large Sculpture Buddha
Located in Somis, CA
A beautiful, hand carved, solid white marble statue of Bodhisattva Kwan Yin Avalokiteshara, the Water Moon Goddess of Great Compassion. The sublimely carved face retains traces of th...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Tang Sculptures and Carvings

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Marble, Stone

Natural Jade Jadeite Laughing Travel Buddha Asian Decorative Statue Sculpture
By Eastern Artisans
Located in Milano, IT
An antique and exceptional work of art dating back to the beginning of the 20th century. A unique masterpiece, a legacy of the Chinese craft of natural hade. Natural Type A Jadeite s...
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Late 20th Century Chinese Arts and Crafts Sculptures and Carvings

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Jade

Turquoise Guanyin Bodhisattva Female Buddha Asian Art Carved Statue Sculpture
By Eastern Artisans
Located in Milano, IT
Carved with extreme detail by fantastic local artists which transform raw stones into unique art works. Inspired by legends about Guan Yin worshipped as the “Goddess of Mercy”, who f...
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Vintage 1970s Chinese Arts and Crafts Sculptures and Carvings

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Other

Antique Late 19th Century Gilded Thai Buddha Bronze Statue
Located in Torino, IT
Antique late 19th century Thai Buddha bronze statue, with a lacquered and gilded surface, heavy and with beautiful details.
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Antique Late 19th Century Thai Sculptures

Black Jade Guanyin Bodhisattva Female Buddha Asian Art Carved Statue Sculpture
By Eastern Artisans
Located in Milano, IT
Carved with extreme detail by fantastic local artists which transform raw stones into unique art works. Inspired by legends about Guan Yin worshipped as the “Goddess of Mercy”, who f...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Arts and Crafts Antiquities

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Jade

Red Coral Natural Laughing Buddha Carved Asian Decorative Art Statue Sculpture
By Eastern Artisans
Located in Milano, IT
In ancient China, 1100 years ago, The Laughing Buddha was a famous monk whose legendary smile brought joy wherever he went. Known for attracting happiness, wealth, and creating an en...
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Late 20th Century Chinese Chinese Export More Asian Art, Objects and Fur...

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Coral

Fine 17th Century Northern Thai Bronze Statue of a Meditating Buddha
Located in Torino, IT
Fine Northern Thai bronze statue of a meditating Buddha, Lan Na school, seated in the cross-legged yogic posture of Satvaparyankasana with hands in Bhumisparsha mudra ('calling the E...
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Antique 1640s Thai Sculptures

19th Century 40" Chinese Polychromed Statue or Guanyin or Buddha
Located in Dallas, TX
18/19th century Chinese polychromed statue or Guanyin or Siddhārtha Gautama, Shakyamuni Buddha. Wood carved and polychromed in soft earth tone pastels that go well in dark as well ...
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Antique Late 18th Century Chinese Chinese Export Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Fine Japanese Gilt Wood Statue Of Sitting Buddha In Wood Case
Located in Greenwich, CT
Fine Japanese black lacquer and gold gilt wood statue of Buddha sitting on elaborately caved throne in a wood case, benevolent expression and fine patina. View our website at: www.gr...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Statues

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Gold

Seated Buddha
Located in North Miami, FL
Graceful and regally posed Buddha with jeweled glass adorning garment.
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20th Century Unknown Statues

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Wood

  • Seated Buddha
  • Seated Buddha
  • Seated Buddha
  • Seated Buddha
H 24 in. W 18.5 in. D 14 in.
Wood Buddha
Located in San Francisco, CA
Large wood buddha with gold leaf rubbing. From the Fujian province in Southern China.
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20th Century Chinese Statues

  • Wood Buddha
  • Wood Buddha
  • Wood Buddha
  • Wood Buddha
H 40 in. W 35 in.
Humble Buddha
Located in Chicago, IL
A grand 20th century carved limestone seated Buddha in the "Earth-touching mudra" with a humble disposition.<br /> <br /> Pagoda Red Collection #: XXX004<br /> <br /> <br /> Ke...
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20th Century Chinese Statues

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Limestone

  • Humble Buddha
  • Humble Buddha
  • Humble Buddha
  • Humble Buddha
H 38 in. W 29 in. D 18 in.
Black Buddha Hand, Wood
Located in New York, NY
A large wooden Buddha hand in horizontal, meditative position. Painted black. On a metal stand.
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20th Century Thai Folk Art Statues

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Paint

  • Black Buddha Hand, Wood
  • Black Buddha Hand, Wood
  • Black Buddha Hand, Wood
  • Black Buddha Hand, Wood
H 11 in. W 22.5 in. D 10 in.
Seated Buddha Image in Meditation
Located in Yonkers, NY
Seated Buddha Image in Meditation, Shan Style, Alabaster, Burma, 18th Century
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Burmese Statues

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Alabaster, Metal

  • Seated Buddha Image in Meditation
  • Seated Buddha Image in Meditation
  • Seated Buddha Image in Meditation
  • Seated Buddha Image in Meditation
H 22 in. W 12 in. D 8 in.
Monumental 19th Century Bronze Thai Buddha
Located in Chicago, IL
A monumental 19th century bronze Thai Buddha seated in meditation.<br /> <br /> Pagoda Red Collection #: CB254<br /> <br /> <br /> Keywords: Bronze, Buddha, statue, sculpture,...
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Antique 19th Century Thai Statues

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Bronze

  • Monumental 19th Century Bronze Thai Buddha
  • Monumental 19th Century Bronze Thai Buddha
  • Monumental 19th Century Bronze Thai Buddha
  • Monumental 19th Century Bronze Thai Buddha
H 22.75 in. W 16 in. D 8 in.
Two Wonderful Stone /Gold Leaf Buddha's
Located in Bellport, NY
Two beautiful stone and gold leaf Buddha's probably from Thailand (mid 1800s)The smaller Buddha measures 7.75 inches in height and 4.50 in diameter.The larger of the two is listed be...
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Antique 19th Century Thai Statues

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Stone, Gold Leaf

19th Century Chinese Bronze Medicine Buddha
Located in Chicago, IL
A 19th century Chinese bronze medicine Buddha depicted with elaborate robes and alms offering bowl.<br /> <br /> Pagoda Red Collection #: HIC005<br /> <br /> <br /> Keywords: ...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Statues

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Bronze

French Terra Cotta Buddha Head Sculpture, circa 1960
Located in Dallas, TX
French terra cotta Buddha head sculpture from Paris, circa 1960, for indoor or outdoor use.
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Vintage 1960s French Other Statues

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Buddha Statues For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of buddha statues is available at 1stDibs. Each of these unique buddha statues was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, bronze and wood. There are 46 antique and vintage buddha statues for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 2 modern editions to choose from as well. Buddha statues have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Buddha statues made by Arts and Crafts designers — as well as those associated with Folk Art — are very popular at 1stDibs. Large buddha statues can prove too imposing for some spaces, so the smaller buddha statues available at 1stDibs — each spanning 2.29 inches in width — may make for a better choice.

How Much are Buddha Statues?

Prices for buddha statues start at $270 and top out at $52,500 with the average selling for $3,382.

Finding the Right Sculptures for You

Styling your home with sculpture means adding a touch that can meaningfully transform the space. By introducing a sculptural work as a decorative finish to any interior, you’re making a statement, whether you tend toward the dramatic or prefer to keep things casual with modest, understated art.

A single, one-of-a-kind three-dimensional figurative sculpture mounted on your dining-room wall is a guaranteed conversation piece, while a trio of abstract works arranged on your living-room bookshelves can add spontaneity to the collection of first-edition novels or artist monographs you’re displaying as well as draw attention to them. Figurative sculptures are representational works that portray a specific person, animal or object. While decorating with busts, which are sculpted or cast figurative works, hasn’t exactly topped the list of design trends every year, busts are back. According to designer Timothy Corrigan, “They give humanity in a way that a more abstract sculpture can’t give.” Abstract sculptures, on the other hand, are not meant to show something specific. Instead, they invoke a mood or scene without directly stating what they are portraying.

Busts made of stone or metal may not seem like a good fit for your existing decor. Fortunately, there are many ways for a seemingly incongruous piece to fit in with the rest of your room’s theme. You can embrace a dramatic piece by making it the focal point of the room, or you can choose to incorporate several elements made out of the same material to create harmony in your space. If an antique or more dramatic piece doesn’t feel like you, why not opt for works comprising plastic, fiberglass or other more modern materials?

When incorporating sculpture into the design of your home — be it the playful work of auction hero and multimedia visionary KAWS, contemporary fiber art from Connecticut dealer browngrotta arts or still-life sculpture on a budget — consider proper lighting, which can bring out the distinctive aspects of your piece that deserve attention. And make sure you know how the size and form of the sculpture will affect your space in whole. If you choose a sculpture with dramatic design elements, such as sharp angles or bright colors, for example, try to better integrate this new addition by echoing those elements in the rest of your room’s design.

Get started on decorating with sculpture now — find figurative sculptures, animal sculptures and more on 1stDibs today.

Questions About Buddha Statues
  • Lotus Gallery
    Lotus GallerySeptember 23, 2020

    A Buddha statue is very personal. You should choose one that speaks to you. If you are a practitioner, you can ask your teacher for assistance as well.

  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 7, 2020

    Chinese figurative sculptures vary widely depending on the medium and intended use. Ornate Buddhist figures assisted ritual meditation, wooden ancestor figures embodied the lingering spirit of a relative, ceramic mingqi burial figures accompanied one’s spirit in the afterlife, and decorative export sculptures presented an idealized version of Chinese culture and beauty.

  • Lotus Gallery
    Lotus GallerySeptember 23, 2020

    Buddha statues are not inherently lucky or unlucky, though images of the Fat Buddha (Budai or Hotei), have come to be associated with wealth, knowledge, and luck, with people often rubbing the belly or head.

  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 21, 2020

    The most commonly represented Buddha in Chinese Buddhist sculpture is Siddhartha Gautama, also known as Shakyamuni, the Enlightened One, or the Gautama Buddha. He is typically depicted seated upon a lotus throne with his hands in the Bhumisparsha mudra, the Gesture of Witness. This gesture symbolizes the moment that the Buddha claimed the earth as witness to his enlightenment and celebrates his unwavering meditative focus.

  • PAGODA RED
    PAGODA REDOctober 21, 2020

    Most ritual figures depict the Buddha in one of three postures: seated, standing, or reclining. Differences in expression, hand gesture (mudras), and accompanying objects can reveal the figure’s place of origin as well as the particular Buddhist teaching depicted. Such Buddha figures are rendered in a variety of media depending on regional art traditions and intended use, ranging from carved stone to cast bronze to lacquered bamboo.