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Antique Bronze Thai Buddha Rattanakosin

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Antique Bronze Thai Buddha Rattanakosin
19th Century antique gilt bronze Rattanakosin Buddha from the Thailand, depicts Buddha in the classic Bhumisparsa Mudra pose, sitting with legs crossed, left hand in the lap, palm upward, right fingers slightly touching the ground, (subduing Mara, Calling the Earth to Witness) symbolizing enlightenment and steadfastness, eyes half closed in a divine gaze. Made of bronze with lost wax method, the Buddha was gold leaf gilt. The fine rare artisanship demonstrates the depiction of Buddha as king with the elaborate garb and crown. The piece bears a beautiful black patina. Circa 1890s. Dimensions: 9 h. X 4 3/4 w. X 2 3/4 d.

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