Ca. 19th century bronze Buddha Shakyamuni from Laos. The Buddha is seated, in virasana, cross-legged symbol of Serenity, with both hands in the Dhyana or Meditation mudrÄ. This hand gesture promotes the energy of meditation, deep contemplation and unity with higher energy.
The Buddha has a peaceful countenance with downcast introspective eyes and a firm brow. He has a large lotus bud ushnisha protuberance on top of his head symbolizing his high level of spiritual development. His earlobes are stretched long from a youth spent as a prince wearing heavy gold earrings. The casting is beautiful as you can see in the fine details of the face. Each detail is rendered perfectly. The distinctive patina of the piece is also particularly delightful.
Provenance: Ex- private UK Collection, acquired before 1990.
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Provenance: :Private UK Collection
Dimensions: 30cm / 12"