Hand Carved Cambodian Soapstone Buddha Statue 9"
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Hand Carved Cambodian Soapstone Buddha Statue 9" Item #1cm5

Materials: Soapstone, Steatite

Origin: Hand Carved in Cambodia

Height: 9 inches, 22.86 cm

Width: 7 inches, 17.78 cm

Depth: 3 inches, 7.62 cm

Weight: 6 pounds

Price: $185

Sale Price: $166


Marble Buddhas This Buddha has a distinct Cambodian style. Lord Buddha is in the abhaya mudra also known as the protection gesture and is seated on a double lotus throne. He is depicted with heavy eyelids that evoke a mood of introspection and detachment, enhanced by the hint of a smile on the full lips. The distended earlobes, a legacy of Prince Siddhartha's discarding his heavy gold jewelry further indicates the Buddha's enlightened status. A simple yet elegant carving. There are two parts to this piece, the Buddha and its double row lotus base. It is unpolished and thus has a matte finish.

Soapstone also known as "steatite" or "soaprock" is a stone which is notable for its high degree of resistance to heat. In Cambodia, soapstone, which mostly comes from the province of Pursat (in the western part of the country) has been used to carve religious effigies since the 17th century. Any variation in the color of the stone is inherent to the very nature of the material, its array varies from yellow-green to gray and deep purple.

This sculpture is a one of a kind statue, hand carved by the artists of Cambodia. Every piece is truly unique!

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