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A LAOS FiGURE OF BUDDHA SAKYAMUNi

 

Laos
Lan Xang
15th/16th Century
Bronze

 

The Buddha called "Illuminated", represented seated in virasana, cross-legged symbol of Serenity, both hands in dhyanamudra, wearing diaphanous cloak, the meditative face with a smiling expression, silver and pearl inlaid eyes, and prominent lips, the concave ears, the hair tightly curled, and the usnisa surmounted by a long flame, its patina, very beautiful quality is brown and green. This is a museum or high level collector's piece.

The style is characteristic of Buddhist religious art Teravadin of Southeast Asia and fits perfectly to the iconography of a part of the kingdom of Lan Xang (1353-1707), for the Laos, this period is considered as the golden age of the Lao Buddhist sculpture.

Biliographic references: Somkiart, Lopetcharat, Lao Buddha, the Image and its history, Amarin Printing & Publishing Company Ltd, Bangkok 2000, and Madeleine Giteau, art et archéologie des Laotiens, edition Picardy, Paris 2001.

 

Height: 35.5" = 90cm
Width: 17.8" = 45cm

Price upon request

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