Lot 2172. Musealer Buddha Muchalinda

Starting price:€ 40 000
Auction date:07.12.2017   11:00
ID 19211
Lot 2172Musealer Buddha Muchalinda
Khmer. Angkor-Time. 11./12. Century The Bayon Style.

Gray Sandstone with a natural Patina and remains of lacquer gilding. Unrestored Condition. The crowned Buddha with the hands in dhyana mudrâ sitting in ardha padmâsana on the
curled in the womb of the Naga-king Muchalinda, which has spanned its seven heads behind the main
of the Buddha with a Mandorla. Weight 257,2 kg, height 126cm, width 55cm, depth 29cm. On a triangular wooden base. Condition A/B.
-From a German private collection, prior to the 1960s, it purchased.

The diagram shows a mythological story from the life of the historical Buddha. As he meditated, there was one day of severe weather and heavy rain. Since Muchalinda, the king of the Naga (snakes) appeared, from a nearby lake, and invited the Buddha to take in its rolled-up body space. His seven heads he put on the protection on the head of the Buddha. As the rain eased, Muchalinda back to his Royal Form, bowed and returned back to his Kingdom

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