18th Century Thai Buddha in Protection Mudra
Product Code: Ref.40 - Country: Thailand
Material: Bronze Dimensions (HxWxD): 45cm x 27cm x 20cm
5,900 — 6,600 USD
CA. 18th century Thai Buddha bronze enthroned. The base of the Buddha has pins that lock it into the base. The distinctive patina and amazing detail of the piece are particularly delicious. An extremely rare collector's item.
The Buddha is seated in ' teaching position ' or Dharmachakra mudra. The Dharmachakra mudra in Sanskrit 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 the deer park at Sarnath. It denotes the setting in motion of the wheel of Dharma. Hand gesture evokes the energy of educational and intellectual debate, or argument. Mostly it feels like the transmission of a particular doctrine without words, and the circle formed by the thumb and index finger creates a constant stream of energy/information.
Provenance: collection of Ex-London, United Kingdom, acquired before 1965. All items are guaranteed to be as described. A certificate of authenticity will accompany all purchases upon request.