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. This mudra (hand gesture) symbolizes protection, peace and the dispelling of fear. 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 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.
Note: Shipping for this particular piece is calculated from our warehouse in Oceanside, California after purchase. Please call 760-429-7640 or email [email protected] for a shipping quote. If you place your order online, shipping will appear as $0. The shipping will be calculated based on the weight of the sculpture. It will take us 1-2 days to pack the statue and once it is collected by the freight company, it will take anywhere from 1-6 days to deliver it depending on the distance from our warehouse in Oceanside, California to its final destination. The shipping will the be added to the total after the order is placed and we will send you a new invoice.