Seated Buddha, Lan Na Kingdom

Seated Buddha, Lan Na Kingdom

Seated Buddha
Lan Na Kingdom, Northern Thailand
16th to 17th Century
Bronze and gilt
Height 42.5cm
Museum no. IM.90-1958

The Buuddha Sakyamuni is shown at the moment of his Enlightenment and victory over Mara, the embodiment of death. His right hand reaches down into the ground in 'bhumisparsa mudra', calling on the Earth Goddess to witness his worthiness to attain enlightenment.