Antique Bangkok seated bronze Buddha Image.
The Chakri dynasty was inaugurated on April 6, 1782 with the coronation of Rama I or King Yot Fa Chulalok. He moved the capital across the Chao Phaya River from Thonburi to a small village known as "Bangkok" and promulgated new laws to rule the country, now known as Thailand. The art of this period is known as the Rattanakosin style although it is also referred to as the Bangkok style.
This Bronze Rattanakosin Buddha carried on many of the ...click for details
Antique Bronze Chiang Saen Singa 3 Buddha
Chiangsan located in the North of Lanna Thai Kingdom (present day Northern Thailand).
Chiangsan art or Lanna art is not as well known as Sukhothai but its style is unique and appealing. The Buddha is seated with legs overlapped in yogic position and the hands are in the gesture of subduing Mara (Virasana and the Bhumisparsa mudra), usually interpreted as the Buddha calling the earth to witness his good deeds in front of Mara. A narrow waistline offsets ...click for details
This beautiful wooden Buddha from Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma) sits 19 3/4 inches tall, including the professionally made base. Very detailed Burmese writing in the base. There is some old evidence of restoration of the gilt and paint, however this is common with any old wood piece. 120-200 years old. Free shipping anywhere in world.
Rural antique folk Buddha from Laos. This wooden Buddha was carved by a villager to make merit, then given to the village Buddhist temple to make merit. Originally it was covered in black lacquer, but later the monks covered it in gold paint. Today it survives with the gold partially gone and the old black lacquer showing again. Size: 7 1/2" tall, 2" wide, 1 1/2 deep.
Bronze five headed Naga Buddha.
In this example, the bronze Buddha image sits on the coiled body of a Naga, the ancient Indian spirit of water that takes the form of a cobra. The five-headed snake forms a dramatic nimbus around the upper portion of the Buddha, framing the Buddha’s expressive face. The Buddha’s distinctive tightly curled hairstyle is typical of Thai representations. A flame of enlightenment rises from the top of his ushnisa, a symbol of the Buddha’s infinite wisdom. The artisan ...click for details