In Royal Attire
Gold Gilt over Cast Bronze
Rattanakosin Style Buddha with Gold over Cast Bronze.
Seated in Bhumisparsha Mudra.
Touching the Earth
The moment of enlightenment for Shakyamuni Buddha is symbolized in Bhūmisparśa Mudra. In touching the earth the Tathagata liberates himself from suffering, desire and the circle of samsara.
the Bhumisparsha mudra also signifies the union of skillful means or Upaya which is well represented by the right hand touching the earth, and wisdom or Prajna, which is represented by the left hand with its palm facing upward on the lap in the meditation position. As the story tells about the earth being the witness of the Buddha's enlightenment, the Bhumisparshamudra depicts the Buddha's firm belief and effort while pursuing the path of enlightenment. In Buddhism, it is believed that the Bhumisparsha mudra helps us to bring about the transformation from rage and anger to wisdom and compassion.
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This beautiful statue is a true masterpiece of craftsmanship from Thailand, with exquisite attention to detail in the design and gilding. Made from bronze, this statue depicts a Buddha in royal attire, measuring 7 inches tall. The gold gilding adds a touch of elegance to this antique original from the 1800s.
The statue is a treasured item for collectors of Asian antiques, particularly those with an interest in Buddhist artifacts. The primary material is bronze, with gold color gilding, and it was made in the region of Thailand. The statue has been beautifully preserved and is a testament to the skill of the maker.