1200s-1400s Snake Buddha Muchalinda Lopburi Provincial Khmer Buddhist Bronze Yqz

1200s-1400s Snake Buddha Muchalinda Lopburi Provincial Khmer Buddhist Bronze Yqz

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From The Ryder Collection - Thailand Snake Cobra Buddha

Pictured right here is a related example, It sold at Christie's Indian and Southeast Asian Art, 19 SEP02, 5 3/4 inches H, Khmer - Bayon Style, Late 12th - 13th C, sold $26,290. We are showing it for just comparison.

PLEASE NOTE: Photos of the Ryder Collection Buddha we have up for sale in this sale are directly below.

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Description composed by world renowned Asian expert & appraiser, Mr. Anthony Lee. His bio is below.

Thailand, 1200's to 1400's. Buddha Muchalinda Lopburi Provincial Khmer Buddhist Bronze Snake Cobra. A small, fine devotional image of the Buddha seated in meditation and shielded by the hoods of the great cobra Muchalinda (Mucalinda) and seated on his coiled body. The Historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama in pure meditation with feet crossed in virasana (lesser lotus position) and hands in his lap in the gesture of meditation (dhyanamudra) and holding an offering. Unusually, the Buddha in this case is jewelled with heavy earrings, jewelled collar, armlets and bracelets although he should be dressed as an ascetic at this point in the story of his life. The hood of the cobra with seven heads and forming an almond shaped mandorla (halo) over the head of the Buddha, and three coils of the lower body forming a throne and set on an oblong plain base. The Buddha's face long and with a wide coiffure surmounted by a conical topknot (urna). Pitting to the face and body of the bronze, loss of details. It measures approx. 7 1/2" tall and 3 1/2" across.

The Legend has it that after leaving his life as a Prince in the palace, Siddhartha went to the forest and became a wandering ascetic in search of the path towards the cessation of suffering. One day Indra sent down a blasting rain to destroy him. The king of serpents Muchalinda (also Mucalinda Musilinda) took pity on the scene and formed a shelter against Indra's fury for seven days. The wandering ascetics who saw this miracle were awed by the sight and became the first disciples of the future Buddha. The fact that the figure is heavily jewelled in this image is possibly a representation of the royal nature of the Buddha - that when the serpent king recognizes his importance, he reverts to his princely status, if only imaginary. These small bronzes are usually devotional icons for domestic altars or shrines rather than temple images, and the princely attire may suggest a palace connection. The vase majority of Khmer and Lopburi examples show the Buddha in simple sanghati robes without any signs of rank or status.

Lopburi is considered a provincial style of the Khmer court style at Ankgor, and originating largely in the Eastern Thai provinces of Lopburi to Buriram and the temple / city complexes there, centres which continued beyond the decline of Khmer culture in Cambodia. Typical of the style is a much longer face (later to influence Southern Thai Ayutthaya schools of sculpture), a larger hair style forming an exaggerated width to the head tapering to the chin.

Ex. Private Collection, Boston
Ex. Ryder Collection, Indiana

From the collection of pan-Asian Buddhist art of the Ryder family, IA, acquired in the 1980's and 1990's. Until recently, many parts of the collection on loan to local Midwest museums. The mandate of the collection was to research and source a representative sculptural work from every country and every major period of Buddhist art.

For those not familiar with Anthony Lee here is his bio: Anthony M. Lee is an institutional, market and collection consultant specializing in the arts of China, Japan, Korea, Himalayan Kingdoms, South and Southeast Asia. Starting as a salesperson at age 14 in Chinese antiques in a family business, he went on to university studies in Asian arts, as well as receiving his licenses in tea ceremony, with further studies of ceramics and religious art over eight years in Japan. For several years he was an associate dealer with Sotheby's online site and consultant with various sale houses and museums. Anthony has acted as consultant to over 20 museums, government agencies and trusts including the largest museums in Canada and the US, as well as major collectors, dealers, insurance and transportation companies worldwide.

He is considered by many to be one of the foremost experts in the world in Asian Art & Artifacts.

Anthony Lee started a website ages ago called Asianart. It is a place to post photos of your items and have experts identify them for you. (You can still post things there and folks will help you.) He no longer moderates it and identifies things for us as here on as an old friend. Estimated shipping weight, (packaged) is 3 lbs 8 oz in a 12 x 10 x 10 box. The Calculator is not always right - if the shipping looks too high email us and we will give you an accurate quote prior to the sale ending. ************ What a great find!

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