19TH C. BRONZE LAOTIAN TEMPLE BUDDHA
Very large, strong Laotian temple Buddha. 23 1/2 inches tall. Deeply contemplative face and nice lotus base with temple inscription in Pali (difficult to see in this picture). Patina is accurately pictured. No significant damage or restoration. I have come to increasingly favor Laotian buddhas because they are less formulaic and show greater individual expressivity. Others appear to agree, as the prices keep rising significantly. Would make a great focal point for an altar space.