• Lot 428

    STATUE DE PHRA MALAI (?) EN BRONZE LAQUE OR

    THAILANDE, STYLE DE SUKOTHAI, XVEME SIECLE

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    STATUE DE PHRA MALAI (?) EN BRONZE LAQUE OR
    THAILANDE, STYLE DE SUKOTHAI, XVEME SIECLE
    Représenté assis en virasana sur une base, les mains en anjalimudra, vêtu du samghati diaphane laissant l'épaule droite nue, le visage serein, les yeux mi-clos, les sourcils arqués, le nez aquilin, la bouche rehaussée de pigment rouge, les lobes d'oreilles allongés, les cheveux bouclés ; accidents
    Hauteur: 39,5 cm. (15½ in.)


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    This bronze image could represent the Buddhist monk Phra Malai. He was known for his special power, as he was able to visit heaven and hell through contemplation and meditation. After he returned again to earth he started to preach that all our deeds in life would lead either to suffering or to spiritual merit. Thereupon he promoted the Buddhist way of life.

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    Post Lot Text

    A GILT-LACQUERED BRONZE FIGURE OF PHRA MALAI (?)
    THAILAND, SUKOTHAI STYLE, 15TH CENTURY