G733 A BRONZE SEATED BUDDHA


Southeast Asia

G733 A BRONZE SEATED BUDDHA

LAOS

17TH -18TH CENTURY

H. 37 CMS, 14 ½ INS

A 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