A Wonderfull Museum Quality Antique Bronze Buddhist sculpture which ticks all the right boxes. Its got it all, Age, Good Form, Exellent Patination, Serene Face, Traces of old gilding. An inscription, and from an old French collection. The Bronze Buddha is seated on a high three tiered altar and the top section takes the form of a boat like structure. The lower section has three 28cm lines of Ancient Lanna script in a dark lacquer. We have had this text translated by the Lanna Folklife Museum,Chiang Mai Thailand and they have put this Buddha sculpture as 400-500 years old from the late Mang-Rai Third Period. The Buddha is seated cross legged in Bhumisparsha Mudra and the sculpture has a real presence and air of calmness. The thumb on the left hand has an old break and a tiny section of the tip is missing, you can only just notice it. This is a heavy bronze casting and the clay casting core is missing. There is a belief that when these sacred sculptures were made precious stones like Rubys and Emeralds would be secreted in the clay casting core. People over the years have dug into the cores of the original old sculptures looking for valuable treasure inside. This wonderfull Buddha is of the highest quality and a good investment piece. Translation Reads...
Maha Ubataeka Tura Sattha - had this Buddha image made to enshrine Buddhism for 5000 years and to give me enlightenment like the Lord Buddha.
Size 45cm Tall
Price £5500 with Free Uk/Eu Delivery