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Standing Bronze Shakyamuni

Copper alloy/Bronze
Northern Thailand
Ayutthaya period 17th/18th century

The image of the historical buddha standing in samapanna wearing a diaphanous uttarasanga and antaravasaka with one hand raised in abhayamudra. The ushnisha surmounted by a 5 pointed flame symbolising the burning away of selfhood; a motive originally taken from medieval Sri Larkin sculpture. The face with serene expression flanked by pendulous earlobes referencing his nobly upbringing. Extensive traces of gilding.

Provenance: The collection of Sir Eldon Griffiths 1925-2014

For a stylistically similar seated example see Sothebys Paris Arts d’Asie 10th June 2021 Lot 238.

Another standing example of similar type Bonhams New York Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Art 23rd July 2020 Lot 839

50.5 cm tall, 62.7 with stand

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