Gallery Samdao

A splendid large Thai seating bronze Buddha, 16/17th C


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Pre 1700: Item # 1196779
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Expressively cast, the fine Buddha Amitabhah figure, seating in vajrasana. Wearing sanghati leaving his right shoulder bear. His face with meditative expression, incised eyes with mother-of-pearl inlay, aquiline nose, smiling lips, pierced elongated earlobes. With curled hairdress and usnisha, the latter topped by a separate cast flame. The piece is fully gilt. This splendid, hard to find piece, dates back to the glorious Thai Ayutthaya period, late 16th to early 17th Century AD. The Buddha is 3 Ft (91 cms) tall, height including flame. Acquired by the Gallery fall 2012 English private collection, Hong Kong. Estimated value: U$D 15 000 / 20 000