G733 A BRONZE SEATED BUDDHA


Sculpture

G733 A BRONZE SEATED BUDDHA
LAOS
17TH -18TH CENTURY
H. 37 CMS, 14 ½ INS

A large and beautifully cast bronze figure of the Buddha with a deep glossy patina, seated on a tiered pedestal in bhumisparsimudra (the gesture of ‘summoning the earth to witness’), his left hand resting in his lap, the face with a tranquil, youthful smile beneath a conical usnisha rising to a tall flame finial.

For a comparable example please see page 225 in Lopetcharat, S, Lao Buddha: The Image and Its History, Bangkok: Siam International Book Company, 2000.

Provenance: Private English collection

Price: £2,750=GBP [Previously £4,500=GBP]