The Buddha sits in the Bhumisparsha mudra, also known as the ‘earth witnessing posture’ and refers to the moment that the Buddha became enlightened and called upon Mother Earth to witness the event. The flame aureole or flaming arch represents the halo of light that radiated from the Buddha and is unique to this style of Buddha image. Temple guardians or yakshas flank the Buddha. The arch is detachable as shown in the photos provided and will be removed and packed separately for shipping.
Height with Arch: 51cm / 20 in
Height without arch: 44cm / 17 in
Width at base: 35cm / 13.5 in
Weight: 12 KG / 36 pounds
Provenance: Antique dealer, Chiang Mai
Period: Early 20th century