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Antique Thai Hand Bronze Hand Of Buddha

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Sculpture: Pre 1900: Item # 1242467
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Antique Bronze hand of Buddha from Thailand. The hand itself holds different meanings, depending on how it is being gestured. Fingers up and palm facing outwards means fearlessness and protection, fingers down and palm outwards means gift giving or bestowal, and fingers down and palm inwards is the gesture of earth witness, which Buddha is said to have been made during his Enlightenment. There is a lotus flower in the palm, which represents good fortune and purification of the spirit. 18th-19th century. Provenance James Coburn Estate Size: 6.5" long, 4" tall, 2.5" wide