18TH - 19TH C. BRONZE RATTANAKOSIN BUDDHA
These are classic Thai images; however this one is quite unusual in two aspects: the mudra, or pose, has the left hand raised, palm up. Virtually all of these buddhas either have the right hand raised, or both hands, in the gesture of Abhaya, holding back fear. What is also unusual in this buddha is the kindliness of the face. These standing Rattanakosin buddhas almost all have fairly severe or expressionless faces. I suspect the difference is because this buddha is older, and therefore not as formalized as the classic 19th century ones usually are. Please refer to the other 19th c. Rattanakosin buddha we have on sale for comparison. He stands 25" tall, and condition is excellent, with just aging and darkening to the gilding.