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Artwork: Lord Buddha, Thailand 19th century

November 2012

 

Anonymous maker (Thailand) 'Lord Buddha' 19th century

 

Anonymous maker (Thailand)
Lord Buddha
19th century
Wat Pa Ban Tat (temple), Udon Thani Province Central Thailand
bronze
H 30cm x W 14cm at base

 

 

I just wanted to welcome a new member to the Art Blart family – as my best friend said to me, one that will generate much peace and good vibes…

A beautiful 19th century bronze Buddha seated in padmasana (lotus position) on a double lotus base, elongated ears showing “Form of the Awakened One.”
One hand in meditative gesture cradling the base, and the other holding a Lotus Bud.
Flowing wide hair, with an almond shaped mandorla (halo) affixed around the head.
Fine and strong Pompeii Green Patina.
From Wat Pa Ban Tat (temple), Udon Thani Province Central Thailand (note: with all the correct export licences)

Simply divine!

Marcus

 

 

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Dr Marcus Bunyan

Dr Marcus Bunyan is an Australian artist and writer. His art work explores the boundaries of identity and place. He writes Art Blart, a photographic archive and form of cultural memory, which posts mainly photography exhibitions from around the world. He holds a Dr of Philosophy from RMIT University, Melbourne, a Master of Arts (Fine Art Photography) from RMIT University, and a Master of Art Curatorship from the University of Melbourne.

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