This magnificent Cambodian Buddha
statue was carved from an antique piece of wood. Lord Buddha is
standing on a round lotus flower base. His hand is held up in
abhaya mudra. The ushnisha, protuberance above his head also
referred to as a topknot, symbolizes His wisdom and openness as an
enlightened being. The ushnisha is also said to symbolize the
loose connection between the mind and body of a Buddha. The
Buddha is always depicted with elongated earlobes, a vestige of his
life as a prince, when he wore extravagant jewelry. The front of
his robes are decorated with delicately engraved golden leaf motifs
and armlets on both his arms.
The art of wood sculpture goes back to the glorious epoch of the Khmer empire and the monumental constructions that gave rise to the Angkor temples. Our artisans have inherited patience and meticulousness from their ancestors in the trade. They have learned to capture the movements used in olden times and master the traditional tools in order adapt to their personal lines of work.
This wood sculpture is a one of a kind statue, hand carved by the very talented artists of Cambodia.
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