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17th Century Bronze Vajrasana Buddha Maravijaya in Bhumisparsha Mudra, Thailand
The founding of the kingdom of Ayuthya by the Prince of U Thong in 1350 also marks the birth of a unified Thailand. Although this art is more wise than in previous periods, he is nonetheless remarkably rich in inspiration, diverse in his means of expression and above all an incontestable quality. The master is seated in "vajrasana", his legs folded over the other and depicted in the attitude of "Taking the Earth to Witness" or "Bhumisparsa-Mudra", his left palm turned towards the sky and leaning against the right heel, he touches the ground with the fingertips of his right hand. Widely illustrated in the statutes of South-East Asia, this gesture evokes an important episode in the life of the Master : his victory over the Mara. Indeed, strong of his many merits acquired during his previous lives, he remains unshaken against the turpitudes of the Demon. To testify to the power of Meditation, he touches the earth from which the Goddess Bhumi arises, paying him homage. He is dressed in the traditional monastic dress, which bare the right shoulder, and which falls into a stole from the left shoulder on the front and back. Very simple, the garment is delicately edged with a fine line and enveloping the body in a drape without folds. This stylisation, or even this transparency of the robe comes here expressing the exceptional radiance of the body of Buddha. The rounded and supple face, the small curls of the hair, the elongated forms and the fingers of unequal length make it possible to attribute this work around the end of the Sukhothai dynasty in 1629. Art of Thailand 17th century, Ayutthaya Kingdom Bronze
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- Date of Manufacture1650
- PeriodMid-17th Century
- Materials and TechniquesCastBronze,Patinated
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
- DimensionsH 33.08 in. x W 30.32 in. x D 13.39 in.H 84 cm x W 77 cm x D 34 cm
- Seller LocationHong-Kong, HK
- Seller Reference NumberLS75
- Reference NumberLU255436672003
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