A Khmer face with full lips, short nose and eyes that tilt upward at the outer corners identifies the Cambodian origin of this early 20th century cast metal standing Buddha. The gesture of blessing and protection, abhaya mudra, is conveyed with the right hand, and both palms are incised with the Buddhist wheel of law. A high lotus finial tops tight curls on the rounded head. The torso is bare to the waist where a body-hugging robe is defined with deep incising around the hips and on a panel down the front. A cape hangs from a band around the neck, covers the right shoulder and flares out on both sides at the bottom. Decorative detailing is emphasized by the silver tone of the heavy metal alloy. The solid condition of this early 20th century Buddha is not compromised by a firing flaw on the heel and side the left foot (see photo enlargements #9 and #10). Dimensions: height 11 ½” (29 cm), width 4 ½” (12 cm), depth 2” (5 cm).