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A Early 19th Century Statue of The Goddess of Earth

A Early 19th Century Statue of The Goddess of Earth


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Sculpture: Pre 1900: Item # 1290107
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Pra Mae Thorani according to Buddhist Mythology of The Southeast Asian Region is the Goddess of The Earth She is referenced alternatively as Nang Thorani in Thailand and Laos, or Wathondara in Burma, and Suvathara in Cambodian Thorani translates as Mother in the ancient Buddhist language Pali and also Sanscrit. Images of Phra Mae Thorani are common in shrines and Buddhist temples of Burma, Cambodia, Thailand and Laos. According to Buddhist myths Phra Mae Thorani is personified as a young woman wringing the cool waters of detachment out of her hair, to drown Mara, the demon sent to tempt the Buddha as he meditated under the bodhi tree. Note: This image is carved from one solid piece of teak. No Joints Dimensions: HEIGTH--38 INCHES