Antique Indonesian Style Javanese Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva Statue – 19.5cm/8. Measures – (Height) 19.5cm/8. An Indonesian Javanese style. Is the earthly manifestation of the self-born eternal Buddha Amitabha. He guards the world in the interval between the departure of the historical Buddha, Gautama, and the appearance of the future buddha, Maitreya. Bodhisattva are beings who have gained enlightenment but postpone their ascension to nirvana to help others achieve the blessed state. On a round lotus petal pedestal, which is itself presented on a decorated square pedestal. He is dressed in a simple robe, with a sash tied around his waist and is wearing a number of pieces of ornate jewellery, including crown and earrings. His right hand forms the Darma wheel, which, at its most basic, represents the study of the dharma, practice through meditation, and moral discipline. This hand gesture is known as the Dharmachakra mudra. The mudra represents the turning of the wheel and places the hands so that the thumbs and index fingers touch at the tips to form a wheel. 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 of both hands 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 left hand holds a Trident or Trushula. His eyes are downcast, his compassionate face bestowing peace, blessings and inner serenity on his devotees. Upon his head he wears a decorative Javanese style tiara in front of his. Control over Positive and Negative attitudes. A flame rimmed aureole with lotus flower finial can be seen behind the Bodhisattva symbolizing her divinity. New York Metropolitan Museum Collection – Accession Number. 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: Statue
- Primary Material: Bronze
- Sub-Type: Avalokiteshvara