Masterpiece Antique Indonesian Style Seated Bronze Javanese Preaching Buddha – 17.5cm/7. Measures – (Height) 17.5cm/7. An Indonesian (Java) seated preaching Buddha in 13th century Majapahit style. The Buddha is seated. On a lotus flower base. Buddha sits with his feet resting upon a. This symbolises his purity. His robe is draped over his left shoulder, and a portion of the garment that covers the left wrist falls behind the figure. The lower hem of the robe comes all the way down so that the under-cloth or skirt is completely covered. An aureole or halo sits behind the head of the Buddha. This circle of light symbolises his divinity. He holds his hands. In front of his chest in the dharmachakra mudra. In sanskrit dharmachakra means the’Wheel of Dharma’. This mudra symbolises one of the most important moments in the life of Buddha, the occasion when he preached to his companions the first sermon after his Enlightenment in the Deer Park at Sarnath. It therefore denotes the setting into motion of the Wheel of the teaching of the Dharma. In this mudra the thumb and index finger touch at their tips to form a circle. This circle represents the Wheel of Dharma, or in metaphysical terms, the union of method and wisdom. The detail and patina of the piece are delightful. Provenance: Ex- private London collection. All items are guaranteed to be as described. SATISFACTION GUARANTEE – We have been offering SE Asian Art for many years and are proud of the reputation we have developed for fair and honest listings. We have other Hindu & Buddhist statues available. Please check out our other listing where we have other beautiful Asian pieces available. Please message with any questions. Thanks for your interest. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\South-East Asian”. The seller is “hd_asian_art” and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Region of Origin: Southeast Asian
- Product: Buddha
- Primary Material: Bronze
- Sub-Type: Buddha Statue