Origin: Thailand, Circa: 20th century
H 15.5 in.(39cm), W 3.25 in.(8.3cm), D 3.5 in.(9cm) Measurement including wood base 3.25" H
Aged condition, overall good!
Sukothai Style flowered in the 12th-14th Century when an independent tradition
arose that defined Thai art styles which continue to this day. The unique vision
of Sukhothai art lies not in the invention of novel forms, but in its completely
harmonious perception of realism. There is delicacy in this gait of 19th century
bronze Thai Walking Buddha, a supine sway in the arms reminiscent of traditional
dancers, an intrinsic movement that activates in the stillness of statuary. The
left hand of this Buddha is raised in protection gesture for all who gaze upon
it. With a thin robe floating on a graceful body, the countenance of the Buddha
is both humane and peaceful. A statue such as this would have been a beloved element
on a family altar insuring peace and prosperity through the cycles of life. The
bronze is an excellent example from the period. Aside
from the aged condition, there is no major defect of any kind.