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Vintage Bronze Seated Thai Buddha - U Thong Style

Vintage Bronze Seated Thai Buddha - U Thong Style

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Metalwork: Pre 1940: Item # 469763

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This is an old Thai bronze Buddha that we acquired along with a large grouping of Asian antiques that was brought back from southeast Asia by a former pilot that flew for Air America during 1960's in the Vietnam War. The Buddha is seated in the earth-touching mudra, and is from the U-Thong school. The gilt patina has worn to a dull finish, with the exception of brighter highlights in some of the crevices and hair curls. It has some casting flaws, small holes and pits, in addition to some early loss to the usnisia (flame) on its head. It was likely made in one of the country bronze foundaries. There are signs of old damage to the hair curls that had been covered with gilt paint. Although the age of this Buddha could be much older, we estimate that it dates to the early to mid-20th century. According to the prior owner, this bronze was old when he acquired it in southeast Asia 40 years ago. SIZE: 8-1/2" High x 6-1/4" Wide x 3-3/4" Deep. Weight: 3.14 lbs.