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Large gilt bronze Buddha, Rattanakosin, Thailand, 19th century
Large gilt bronze Buddha, Rattanakosin, Thailand, 19th century - Asian Works of Art Style Napoléon III Large gilt bronze Buddha, Rattanakosin, Thailand, 19th century - Large gilt bronze Buddha, Rattanakosin, Thailand, 19th century - Napoléon III Antiquités - Large gilt bronze Buddha, Rattanakosin, Thailand, 19th century
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Period :
19th century
Provenance :
Thailand
Medium :
Bronze, lacquer, gold leaf
Dimensions :
l. 35.83 inch X H. 51.18 inch X P. 18.5 inch
Asian Works of Art  - Large gilt bronze Buddha, Rattanakosin, Thailand, 19th century 19th century - Large gilt bronze Buddha, Rattanakosin, Thailand, 19th century Napoléon III - Large gilt bronze Buddha, Rattanakosin, Thailand, 19th century Antiquités - Large gilt bronze Buddha, Rattanakosin, Thailand, 19th century
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Large gilt bronze Buddha, Rattanakosin, Thailand, 19th century

Large lacquered and gilt bronze Buddha in the position of the "Bhumisparsa mùdra", or gesture of taking the earth as a witness.
This posture represents the Buddha's Enlightenment, and holds a great place in Thai imagery, as it symbolises the victory over Mâra, god of desires, death and demons, who attained enlightenment under the Bodhi tree. 
This gesture appears to the Thai people as an illustration of the greatest of miracles, and represents the peak of Buddha's life.
Rare in these dimensions, and especially with its base.
Rattanakosin style, 2nd half of the 19th century.
Some chips and lacks.
high. 1,30m, width 0,91m.

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