Bring peace and serenity into your living space with this stunning hand cast Antique Thailand Buddha.
Also a real treasure that could be a piece of garden art or cemented down in the yard properly displayed.
The Buddha is seated on a pedestal in the Bhumisparsa or ‘Calling the Earth to Witness’ mudrā. 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.
Its almost $3500 at this gallery: https://www.schneiblefinearts.com/shop/japanese-asian-garden-antiques/antique-buddha-calling-earth-to-witness-thai-cast-bronze-18th-century-22/
Same piece sold for $1850: https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/more-furniture-collectibles/collectibles-curiosities/religious-items/vintage-buddha-calling-earth-to-witness-downcast-eyes-thailand-cast-bronze/id-f_12893592/
22 inches tall and has some weight to it but it's manageable.
Not a boat anchor back breaker but a great doorstop.
Price is $1800 or best offer.
Delivery is available for an additional fee.
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