A very large and absolutely stunning standing bronze buddha, Thailand, early Ayutthaya period, ca. 15th.-16th. century AD.
This splendid massive bronze sculpture stands 93 cm. when mounted to the costum plint. The early period, the wonderful archaic style and the largely intact condition, comebined with the large size makes this buddha extremely rare and important!
This work of art, made in the Ayutthaya Kingdom (present-day Thailand) features many common attributes of the Buddha. The elongated earlobes, for instance, are symbolic of the life of luxury the Buddha led before renouncing worldly possessions; before his spiritual awakening, the Buddha was a prince and his ears would have been weighed down with precious earrings. His lowered eyes convey compassion, standing in samabhanga, his right hand raised in abhayamudra, the left stretched along his body, wearing samghati and belt, his face with serene expression.
Size: 93 cm. mounted and ca. 81 cm. for the buddha itself. Very heavy!
Condition: Choice for this early piece, typical filled casting flaws from the making and some light wear and tear, flame lost. Exceptional dark green and redish patina, very attractive.
Ex. 1880s Danish Collection, later in important Danish Collections, comes with provenance and COA.