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LOT 0358

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Bid History: 1   |   Current bid: £900

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Bid History: 1   |   Current bid: £900

Thai Bronze Standing Buddha

17th century AD

A substantial bronze Buddha figure standing barefooted and wearing a long robe; hair dressed in tight curls and wrapped around ushnisha, lentoid eyes, broad nose, full lips, elongated earlobes, ornamentation worn at the neck, both hands forming mudras; integral round-section lug below, forming an arc between the feet. 5.5kg, 46cm (18 1/4"). Fine condition.

Provenance
Acquired for the ‘Buckingham Collection’ by the late Nik Douglas (1944-2012), renowned author, curator and Asian art expert; the collection formed from the early 1960s to early 1970s.
Literature
See Lutz, A. et al., The Return of the Buddha. The Qingzhou Discoveries, London, 2002, for discussion.
Footnotes
In Thailand statues of the Buddha can be found in a variety of poses, with those standing being particularly popular. The position of the hands relate to various episodes in the life of the Buddha and help the devotee in their mindful practice.