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Antique Buddha Calling Earth to Witness, Hand Cast Thai Bronze 19th Century,
Thailand Antique Seated Buddha Calling the earth to Witness , Hand Cast Bronze, 19th Century, Sukhothai style. This beautiful Buddha sculpture will bring serenity and timeless style to your home, office or sacred space. The Buddha is seated on a pedestal in the Bhumisparsa or 'Calling the Earth to Witness' mudra. With fingers slightly touching the ground this position represents the subduing of Mara (a demon) who bombarded Buddha with demons, monsters, violent storms and the three seductive daughters. Remaining steadfast the Buddha testified to his meritorious past by pointing to the earth and calling the Earth Goddess, Thorani. Rising from the ground the Earth Goddess wrings the water from her long black hair. By this action she raises a torrential flood that drowns Mara and his army of demons. This gesture reflects this story symbolizing enlightenment, as well as steadfastness and Buddha’s achievement of perfection or nirvana. His earlobes are stretched long from a youth spent as a prince wearing heavy gold earrings. Sukhothai developed its own distinctive style in temple architecture as well as in the creation of Buddha images, mostly influenced by Singhalese styles. During the Sukhothai era Buddha images were created in the main four postures, namely sitting, standing, walking and reclining. Sukhothai style Buddha images depict the Buddha after He had reached enlightenment, freed of all that is worldly. Images express serenity, calmness and contentedness and show a hint of a slight smile on the face. Provenance: Ex- London Collection, acquired before 1970. Mudra: Bhumisparsa or Enlightenment Height: 39cm / 15.25” Fine original old dark patina from appropriate Hand made and hand cast. Excellent garden consideration. You will love this Buddha. Lifetime Guarantee of Authenticity: All of our Asian works of art come with our Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee. Certificate of Authenticity
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- Date of Manufacture19th Century
- Materials and TechniquesCastBronze,Patinated
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
- DimensionsH 15.25 in. x W 9 in. x D 8 in.H 38.74 cm x W 22.86 cm x D 20.32 cm
- Seller LocationShelburne, VT
- Reference NumberLU1289212893142
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