• Lot 402

    IMPORTANTE STATUE DE BOUDDHA EN BRONZE

    THAILANDE, STYLE U-THONG, XVEME SIECLE

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    IMPORTANTE STATUE DE BOUDDHA EN BRONZE
    THAILANDE, STYLE U-THONG, XVEME SIECLE
    Représenté assis en virasana, la main droite en bhumisparshamudra, vêtu de la robe monastique moulant le corps et laissant une épaule nue, le cou rehaussé des trois plis de beauté, le visage serein et méditatif caractérisé par des lèvres charnues, un nez aquilin, des yeux mi-clos en amande et de fins sourcils, les lobes d'oreilles allongés, les cheveux coiffés en petites boucles, surmontées de l'usnisha et d'une flamme, belle patine verte
    Hauteur: 62 cm. (24 7/16 in.)


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    Like other U-Thong images this particular bronze is reminiscent of Khmer models. It displays a squarish face with very slightly arched and linked eyebrows and a nearly straight band separating the tightly curled hair dress from the forehead. Neither does the hair come to a point at the centre of the forehead that can be observed with many other styles. Furthermore the shawl-end hangs over his left shoulder and terminating square. Another common aspect of U-Thong bronze types is that the fingers of the right hand seem to have the feeling of certain heaviness. All these elements are characteristic of U-Thong Buddha types.

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    Literature

    A. Bassoul, Human and Divine - The Hindu and Buddhist Iconography of Southeast Asian Art from the Claire and Aziz Bassoul Collection, Beirut 2006, pp.222-223, pl.80.


    Post Lot Text

    AN IMPORTANT BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA
    THAILAND, U-THONG STYLE, 15TH CENTURY