Soapstone Buddha Statue in Abhaya Mudra

Abhaya Mudra Soapstone Buddha

This hand carved soapstone 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 (which are attached), the Buddha and its double row lotus base. It is unpolished and thus has a matte finish.
This wood sculpture is a one of a kind statue, hand carved by the very talented artists of Cambodia. Every piece is truly unique!

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