A SEATED BRONZE BUDDHA U-THONG STYLE, THAILAND, 19TH CENTURY A SEATED BRONZE BUDDHA U-THONG STYLE, THAILAND, 19TH CENTURY A SEATED BRONZE BUDDHA U-THONG STYLE, THAILAND, 19TH CENTURY A SEATED BRONZE BUDDHA U-THONG STYLE, THAILAND, 19TH CENTURY A SEATED BRONZE BUDDHA U-THONG STYLE, THAILAND, 19TH CENTURY A SEATED BRONZE BUDDHA U-THONG STYLE, THAILAND, 19TH CENTURY

A SEATED BRONZE BUDDHA U-THONG STYLE, THAILAND, 19TH CENTURY

Reference: ART1009304

Seated on an undecorated pedestal in the cross-legged yogic posture of satvaparyankasana, the right leg placed over the left. His right hand is lowered, long fingers pointing downward in the earth-touching gesture, or bhumisparshamudra. The latter symbolizes Shakyamuni's triumph over the forces of the demon Mara, who attempted to distract him from his quest for enlightenment, a ubiquitous theme in Thai Buddhist art. The Buddha's monastic robe is worn leaving the right shoulder bare, and a long thin section of cloth representing his narrowly folded shawl falls downs from his left shoulder to below his navel terminating in two points.
Height: 39 cm.