• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 5685

    Christie's Interiors

    2 March 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 14

    A LARGE THAI BRONZE BUDDHA, AYUTTHAYA

    16TH/17TH CENTURY

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    A LARGE THAI BRONZE BUDDHA, AYUTTHAYA
    16TH/17TH CENTURY
    Modelled as Akshobhya, its right hand held in bhumisparsha mudra, the earth touching gesture, with a serene facial expression, his tightly curled hair topped by a flaming finial, seated cross legged upon a lotus base upon a further hexagonal tier
    21 7/8in. (55.5cm.) high, with a rectangular gilt and red lacquered carved wood table stand (2)


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    Provenance

    Gifted to the father of the current owner by Prince Damrong Rajanubhab of Malaysia in 1929.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this lot includes only two pieces (the bronze Buddha and the lacquer wood stand) and not three as stated in the catalogue.

    Please note that Prince Damrong Rajanubhab was Prince of Thailand and not of Malaysia as stated in the catalogue.