Siam Lacquered Gilt Bronze
Holding Singing Bowl
Siam, Circa: 19th century
H 15 in. (38 cm), W 4 in. (10 cm), D 3.6 in.
Finial bent, overall very good!
gilded and richly ornamented garments, with armbands, bracelets and anklets, flames
rise up on the robe, and at the shoulders and lower section of the high crown;
his hands are holding a large singing bowl, a gesture unique to Thai iconography.
The Buddha’s austere countenance seems to smolder and glow, highlighting the smooth
roundness, the full features and numinous smile of perfect bliss. This statue
is an instrument for such realization.
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