This rare elegant gilt covered Jambupati Buddha wears regal Burmese court attire with luxuriant jewelry and huge decorative flanges surrounding his multi layered elaborate faceted crown that is topped by an elongated ushnisha. Seated on a high ornate multi-tiered waisted throne in Earth Witnessing position, he looks directly at onlookers with strength and a sweet smile to emphasize his spiritual and material power.
This elegant gilt covered Jambupati Buddha is seated in Burmese court attire in the earth witnessing mudra, one hand in his lap and one reaching over to touch the earth. The dazzling gilt covering his body, elaborate faceted crown with huge decorative butterfly flanges, small multi colored cut glass inset “bejeweled pieces” on his kingly garment and waisted multi-tiered throne emphasize his royal and spiritual status. He looks directly at onlookers with confidence and a slight smile to emphasize his spiritual and material power
This wonderful gilt metal antique Tibetan repoussé image portrays Buddha in earth witnessing mudra (hand touching position) under a trefoil arch at the moment of his enlightenment. Mounted on an L-shaped wood stand, it is in excellent condition. This 17th century Tibetan work was decommissioned and subsequently purchased by us from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
The beautiful contemporary bronze Buddha is rendered in Thai Lopburi style in Earth Witnessing bhumisparsha mudra and his legs in padmasana. He displays traditional characteristics of Thai Buddhas: a prominent ushnisha topped with a lotus bud finial, individual tightly curled tufts of hair, three fleshy neck rings at the neck and pendulous earlobes. He wears a simple two-part Theravada Buddhist monk’s robe that shows his religious devotion. He sits on a highly decorative pierced throne on a three footed curved base. The composition is a double triangle: the three-footed throne itself is a horizontal triangle as it recedes backward in space, and the Buddha and the throne form a vertical triangle. The heavy statue is filled inside with a cement binder, and it is in excellent condition.
This finely and delicately modeled vintage Burmese bronze Buddha Shakyamuni in the Earth Witnessing mudra displaying many characteristics typical of the Burmese Mandalay style. His soft youthfully sweet face with slightly smiling lips is framed by a filet headband, snail like hair locks, pendulous ears and almond-shaped eyes are inlaid with glass. Made in the 20th century with the lost wax process in which the mold is destroyed, this piece is a one-of-a-kind exquisite work of art in excellent condition.
This mid 20th century Buddha Shakyamuni in Earth Witnessing position is carved in rural Lao style. Covered with gilt, the small rustic and simply carved image follows Lao artistic canons for depicting a Buddha: a curved hairline and high arched eyebrows that meet at the bridge of the nose, distinct hair curls, long ears, and a flame-shaped radiance emerging from his ushnisha. Its very large base is as tall and wide as the image, reflecting Laotian beliefs that a high pedestal reflects a deep respect for the Buddha. A base has been added for display purposes. Authentic old Lao images, even small personal ones like this, are difficult to find.
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