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Lot 0322
**Originally Listed At $500**

Southeast Asia, Thailand, Ayutthaya period, ca. 17th to 18th century CE. A lovely mold-cast brass figure depicting Buddha standing with delineated legs atop a petite plinth with a lower tang. Buddha wears a knee-length skirt with a frontal belt and sash, an intricate necklace with a huge crescent-shaped pectoral, incised arm and wrist bands, and a flowing cloak. He holds his hands in the abhaya mudra gesture of fearlessness and reassurance. His serene visage is defined by downturned almond-shaped eyes, a crested nose above full lips, slender cheeks, and tall ears decorated with conical earrings, all beneath an incised crown and a tiered flaming ushnisha. Fine traces of gilding (2% gold) are visible across the surfaces and provide a wonderful chromatic complementarity to the lustrous green and brown patina. Size: 1.8" L x 3.375" W x 8.625" H (4.6 cm x 8.6 cm x 21.9 cm); 10.125" H (25.7 cm) on included custom stand; quality of gilding: 2%.

Provenance: private San Francisco, California, USA collection

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Repaired from multiple large pieces, with small chips, resurfacing, stabilization material, and light overpainting along break lines. Minor nicks and abrasions to cloak, body, and head, with a few stable hairline fissures, fading to gilding, and light softening to some finer details. Light earthen deposits, fabulous green and brown patina, and nice traces of original gilding throughout.

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17th C. Thai Ayutthaya Gilded Brass Standing Buddha

Estimate $1,000 - $1,500Oct 17