CATALOGUE No. 41 BRONZE SEATED BUDDHA


                                                 

 

 

CATALOGUE No. 41 BRONZE SEATED BUDDHA

LAOS

17TH – 18TH CENTURY

H. 57 CMS, 22 ½ INS

 A large and imposing bronze seated Buddha, seated in bhumisparsimudra (the gesture of summoning the earth to witness) on a stepped lotus pedestal, with a calm, meditative gaze and eyes cast downwards, the hair arranged in a domed usnisha rising to a tall flame finial, with extensive traces of gilding, red and black lacquer.

For a similar Buddha see pp. 206-207 in S. Lopetcharat, Lao Buddha: The Image and Its History, Bangkok: Siam International Book Company, 2000.

Provenance: From an old European private collection.