This looks to be a very early Northern Thai Buddha (Chien Seng) from the earliest period, with strong Lankan and/or Indian influence. It is from my personal collection and has been a “study piece” for a long time, but I simply can’t keep them all. It is extremely heavy, and looks to be solid cast of a high copper content bronze or copper alloy. It appears to have remains of both black and dark red lacquer. As is common with early Northern Thai Buddhas, the lower part of the base was removed early in its life, and was probably to used to make another Buddha. There looks to be an old repair at the ankles. This is a Buddha with special style, very early dating, extreme rarity, and wonderful quality. The price is not cheap, but I believe that it is worth significantly more than I am asking here for it. It stands a full 10 inches tall, and weights a very impressive 62 ounces.
Availability : Sold
Dating: 13th Century - 15th Century