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Monumental Antique Bronze "Wheel of Dharma" Spiritual Teacher

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Unusual one-of-a-kind opportunity, Old UK collection. This antique bronze seated spiritual figure Reusi (Rishi in Sanskrit) is a seldom seen practitioner dedicated to spiritual teaching. Posed as a teaching hermit, he is seated in padmasana or full lotus position and depicted on a lotus throne. His hands are positioned in the double dharmachakra mudra. His neck, chest, wrists, and back are adorned with a simple by finely carved strings of beads. In Sanskrit dharmachakra means "Wheel of Dharma". This mudra symbolizes one of the most important moments in the life of the Buddha, the occasion when he preached to his companions the first sermon after his Enlightenment in Deer Park at Sarnath. This seminal moment sets into motion the Wheel of teaching of the Dharma. Further, in this mudra the thumb and index fingers of both hands touch at their tips to form a circle. This circle represents the wheel of Dharma or in metaphysical terms, the union of method and wisdom. This unusual and important beautiful sculpture will bring serenity and timeless style to your home, office, sacred or garden space.  Provenance: Ex- private UK collection. Mudra: dharmachakra or Teaching mudra. Measures: Height 71cm / 29”. Fine original patina appropriate for age. Handmade and hand cast. Excellent garden consideration. Lifetime guarantee of authenticity: All of our Asian works of art come with our "Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee".  

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  • Materials and Techniques
    CastBronze
  • Condition
    Good
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 29 in. x W 24 in. x D 10 in.H 73.66 cm x W 60.96 cm x D 25.4 cm
  • Seller Location
    Shelburne, VT
  • Reference Number
    LU1289213019382
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