AGE: – 20th Century
CONSTRUCTION: – Bronze
DESCRIPTION: – Bronze Shakyamuni Sukhothai Buddha Statue – traces of gold on hair curls, usnisha and shoulder
HEIGHT: – 29cm
DEPTH: – 12cm
WEIGHT:– 3.35 kg.
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A 20th Century Bronze Shakyamuni Sukhothai Buddha Statue with a black natural resin lacquer coating covering both the body and face. The Buddha is seen here seated in dhyanasana posture with legs crossed, the right leg over the left leg with the left foot resting on the right thigh, seated on single lotus throne on top of a plain pedestal base with right hand gesture in bhumisparsa mudra, “calling earth to witness”, and the left hand in dhyana mudra, resting on his lap with palm facing upwards.
The plump full face on this statue of the Shakyamuni is representative of the youthful Buddha. The hand gestures on this Sukhothai Buddha statue are very nicely formed elongated fingers with dimples on the back of the hand, which again is representative of his youthfulness.
sukhothai Buddha image can be divided into three era’s:
- 1st era was influenced by India and the Kmer
- 2nd era was the golden era and the most developed
- 3rd era, Buddha images are still created in the same style as before
The main characteristics of the Sukhothai Buddha sculpture
- He has oval face
- Arched eyebrows
- slightly smiling mouth
- A hook nose
- Head is in proportion to the body
- Small curls (knobs) for hair
- aureole looks like a flame
- Very broad shoulders
- Slim waisted
- Bulging Chest
- Slender arms
- Humanistic fingers, hands and toes
- The robe ends at the abdomen
In the reign of Praya Li during the golden age in Thailand, he researched the characteristic of the Buddha from various religious scriptures, he sought out the most highly skilled craftsmen. The most outstanding features of the Sukhothai Buddha image of the golden age is the flame radius, it is large, the Unalom is U shaped between the eyebrows, and he has long slender arms, long slender fingers which are of equal length, excluding the thumb and has an extremely calm demeanor.