Antique Laos Style Bronze Charity Gautama Buddha Statue – 57cm/23. An antique Laos style seated Charity Buddha on an ornate pedestal. The large lotus flower ushnisha protuberance on top of his head, typical of Laos art, symbolizes his high level of spiritual development. The Buddha has a peaceful countenance with downcast introspective eyes and a firm brow. His earlobes are stretched long from a youth spent as a prince wearing heavy gold earrings. Holding an open alms bowl this posture is a reminder of the duty of the monks to follow Buddha’s ideal of detachment and poverty and to go each day to receive food from the hands of the believers. It represents charity and compassion. After four years of his ministry, Buddha went to his family community in Kapilavatsu (town in Nepal) to collect offerings from the people there. The following day, he went back and presented himself at the palace of the king, his father, so that the members of the royal family could, hostility being put aside, make their food offerings. The Buddha is seated on a large lotus flower pedestal. ATISFACTION 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. This traditional in appearance piece is sure to bring serenity to your home, office or sacred space. One of the most recognisable of the Asian deities this Buddha, is sure to enlighten your home with endlessly timeless style. We have many other Buddhist & Hindu 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: Statue
- Primary Material: Bronze
- Sub-Type: Seated Buddha
- Original/Repro: Original