Antique Bronze Figure of Maravijaya Buddha, Thailand, Lan Na, Sukhothai post-classic style, 14th/15th Century.
Gracefully seated with legs folded in the hero pose exposing the sole of his well modeled right foot resting in the crook of his left leg in paryankasana position on a simple shaped base. The hands are cast with long elegant fingers like lotus flowers just begining to open with fingertips curled back with curved nails like petals. The right hand is in bhumisparsa mudra and the left hand in dhyana mudra. He wears a draped and layered sanghati outlined with ridges at the wrist, waist, knees ankles and across his torso.
The face is in a calm meditative expression with downcast incised eyes beneath high arched brows and a fine long aquiline nose. The hair is rendered with a V hairline echoing the arch of the brow with large snail shell curls in rows and three tiers for the ushnisha, topped by a three layered flame finial symbolic of the Buddha’s radiant energy.
The patina is a dark brown tone with subtle red copper patches.
20th century custom teak wood base.
Condition: casting thin and pitted in some areas, otherwise in overall fine condition.
Image measures: 13 in. high x 9-1/4 in. wide x 5 in. deep.
The stand measures 1-3/4 in. high x 10-1/4” wide x 6-3/4 in. deep.
Image Weight: 6 lb. 15 oz.
Total weight: 8 lbs. 14 oz.