19C Thai Bronze Buddha Head on Stand

PRESENTING a STUNNING 19C Thai Bronze Buddha Head on Stand.

From circa 1860-80 and from South Eastern Asia, most likely Thailand.

This is a hollow cast bronze head of Buddha, in the classic South East Asian design and style.

Evidence of genuine aging and oxidation, as one would expect. There is a hole in the Buddha’s forehead where once there probably was an inset jewel.

Mounted on a solid teak pyramid stand.

Provenance: From the private collection of a former New York Art Dealer, who moved to Dallas in the 1980’s.

Siddhārtha Gautama (Sanskrit: सिद्धार्थ गौतम Siddhārtha Gautama, c. 563/480 – c. 483/400 BCE) or Siddhattha Gotama in Pali,[note 4] also called the Gautama Buddha,[note 5][note 1] the Shakyamuni Buddha (Brahmi script: 𑀩𑀼𑀥 𑀲𑀓𑁆𑀬𑀫𑀼𑀦𑀻 Bu-dha Sa-kya-mu-nī, “Buddha, Sage of the Shakyas“) ,[4][5][note 6] or simply the Buddha, after the title of Buddha, was a monk (śramaṇa),[6][7] mendicantsage,[5] philosopherteacher and religious leader on whose teachings Buddhism was founded.[8] He is believed to have lived and taught mostly in the northeastern part of ancient India sometime between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE.[9][note 7]

Gautama taught a Middle Way between sensual indulgence and the severe asceticism found in the śramaṇa movement[10] common in his region. He later taught throughout other regions of eastern India such as Magadha and Kosala.[9][11]

Gautama is the primary figure in Buddhism. He is believed by Buddhists to be an enlightened teacher who attained full Buddhahood and shared his insights to help sentient beings end rebirth and suffering. Accounts of his life, discourses and monastic rules are believed by Buddhists to have been summarised after his death and memorized by his followers. Various collections of teachings attributed to him were passed down by oral tradition and first committed to writing about 400 years later.

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gautama_Buddha

19C Thai Bronze Buddha Head on Stand.

Provenance: From the private collection of a former New York Art Dealer, who moved to Dallas in the 1980’s.

Condition: Excellent.

Dimensions: On Stand: 18.75″ Tall, Base of Stand: 8′ x 8″.

PRICE Now: $6,400

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