October 14, 2021 10:00 EST

Asian Arts

 
  Lot 162
 

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A Khmer style carved stone figure of Buddha seated under a cobra canopy 高棉风格石雕眼镜蛇冠冕佛首

The Buddha seated in dhyanasana, the canopy with the seven-naga-headed hood of the serpent-king Muchalinda, a wheel carved in low relief verso; modern stand.

H: 16 in. (stone)

Property from the Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Giraud V. and Carolyn Foster, acquired prior to 1974

Sold for $945
Estimated at $1,500 - $2,500


 

The Buddha seated in dhyanasana, the canopy with the seven-naga-headed hood of the serpent-king Muchalinda, a wheel carved in low relief verso; modern stand.

H: 16 in. (stone)

Property from the Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Giraud V. and Carolyn Foster, acquired prior to 1974

The figure of Buddha seated sheltered beneath a canopy of a multi-headed cobra, refers to a story where the Buddha, meditating at the sacred center of Bodhgaya, was caught in a week-long rainstorm. The serpent-king Muchalinda, impressed by the Buddha's meditation under adverse circumstances, protected the Buddha with his own body. For another example carved in stone, see the 13th century Thai sculpture in Lopburi style, illustrated and discussed in Pika Ghosh (editor), "Fashioning the Divine, South Asian Sculpture at the Ackland Art Museum", Morrisville, North Carolina, p. 2006, p.218, no 13.2

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