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Laotian Buddha

Laotian Buddha €124.00
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Laotian Buddha

This is the reproduction of a statue in stone sculpted in the 19th-century Laotian style.

This Buddha depicts a crucial moment in the ultimate life of the Buddha Sakyamuni, who lived among men in the 6th century B.C.
After deliberately leaving the royal palace of his father, and parting from his wife and son, Prince Siddhartha retired to the forest to meditate on the tragedy, pain and unhappiness of the human condition, and to seek a remedy.
His reflections led him to understand the basic causes of human suffering, as well as the reason behind the migration of the human soul through numerous incarnations both in the animal world and in social strata. All that remained was for him to structure his reasoning before making it accessible to men, and to demonstrate that desire triggers off a chain of causalities which keep the cycle of renaissance revolving indefinitely. It was at this crucial point that he sat under the tree of wisdom to meditate.

But the fearsome god Kama (“Love), also called *Mara (“Death”), determined to protect his empire, immediately attacked him with arms.

Thanks to his impassive attitude and the unquestionable value of his concept, the Buddha Sakyamuni won the first confrontation with the one that can be considered to be the Devil.
As proof of his supremacy, he called upon the Earth to be a witness, stretching his right hand towards it. This is the gesture reproduced here, the bhoumicpar-shamoudra (bhoumi = earth, moudra = gesture).

24 cm
17,5 cm
12 cm
Original material
Sculpture, Oriental and Asian Arts
Musée des Arts asiatiques–Guimet
Buddhism, Religion, Sculpture, Statues
Art movement
Asiatic art
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