Antique Bayon Style Khmer Seated Bronze Naga Meditation Buddha – 43cm/17. Measures – (Height) 43cm/17. An antique Bayon style bronze meditation Buddha, seated on a three-tired throne, with the flaring head of a giant Naga, the serpent King Muchalinda, rising behind protectively behind. His hands are in the Dhyana mudra, the gesture of Medtiation. The Buddha’s face is serene, with a naturalistic and warm expression; his head is topped by a detailed ushnisha, in the Bayon style. The serpent is well rendered and symmetrical. The throne is formed by the coils of the serpent. The story told here being that Muchalinda protected the Buddha from heavy rain. This iconography is typical of the reign of Khmer King Jayavarman VII ca. 1181 to 1218 CE, who established a cult based around it. The statue is cast in the round, rather than as a relief on a stela. From this, we can infer that Khmer sculptors would have desired their artwork to be viewed from all sides and thus placed in the center of temples rather than against a wall. While this artwork was religious – priests supervised its execution – its realism is unmistakable. The Buddhas hands are in Dhyana Mudra, the hand gesture that promotes the energy of meditation, deep contemplation and unity with higher energy. This traditional in appearance piece is sure to add serenity to your home, office or sacred space. 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 many other Buddhist statues available. Please check out our other listing where we have other beautiful Asian pieces available. Please message for international courier prices to your country. 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
- Original/Repro: Original