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Country Group:South and Southeast Asia (Thailand, Burma, Laos, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Vietnam)
Item id: 167

This one was found in Laos after a fire had destroyed a temple. It has features of both Lao and Thailand Buddhas. The sculpting is provincial, but the casting is extremely well executed. I've not seen another Buddha quite like it. It is missing the separately cast finial, a small spot under one arm, and a bit of the back of the base, but is otherwise complete. The patina is the most affected by the fire, although it is still quite attractive. This piece is quite large; I put a four inch Buddha in one photo to give a perspective on it's large size. the actual size is 13 inches high, and 9 inches wide at the knees. This does not capture the true mass of the piece, as it would be closer to 17 or 18 inches if it had a finial and bronze base. It does have a modern custom base, which brings it to 15 inches. This one was hard to photograph in a way that shows its true beauty. I have happily displayed it in a central place in my living room with my very best.

Availability : Sold

Country: Laos

Material: Bronze

Dating: 16th Century - 18th Century

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