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Lot 0091
**Originally Listed At $600**

Southeast Asia, Thailand, Rattanakosin period, ca. late 18th to 19th century CE. A fine example of a hollow, cast gilded bronze depiction of the Buddha, seated on a pedestal with his legs crossed and his hands in his lap in the Dhyana Mudra used for meditation and deep concentration. His ears are long, emphasizing his wealth in his previous life, as they have been stretched from wearing large earrings. In this example, he is shown after his enlightenment, as evidenced by his large ushnisha, the pointed projection from the top of his head that symbolizes his newfound knowledge. This sculpture is a quintessential example of the Rattanakosin style with its flame-like motif emerging from the ushnisha. Size: 2.55" L x 4.45" W x 8.1" H (6.5 cm x 11.3 cm x 20.6 cm)

Provenance: private S.S. collection, Los Angeles, California, USA

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#125155

Condition

Some gilding remains, with prettily mottled green and dark patina covering the rest of the surface. Either an ancient loss or a casting flaw on the front of the pedestal.

Starting Bid

$500.00

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18th C. Thai Bronze Statue - Seated Buddha

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Estimate $1,200 - $1,500
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