Early 20C Cambodian Gilt and Painted Iron Buddha Bust

Early 20C Cambodian Gilt and Painted Iron Buddha Bust

PRESENTING a STUNNING Early 20C Cambodian Gilt and Painted Iron Buddha Bust.

From circa 1920-30 and from South Eastern Asia, most likely Cambodia based up on the style.

This is a hollow cast iron bust of Buddha, in the classic South East Asian (Cambodian) design and style. It has been gilted and cold painted.

Evidence of genuine aging and oxidation, as one would expect.

Provenance: From the private collection of a Dallas Private Collector who acquired this on a trip to SE Asia in the 1970’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


Early 20C Cambodian Gilt and Painted Iron Buddha Bust.

Provenance: From the private collection of a Dallas Private Collector who acquired this on a trip to SE Asia in the 1970’s.

Condition: Very good original condition.

Dimensions: 6.5″ Tall, 5.5″ Wide and 3.5″ deep.

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