18" Thai Reclining Buddha Statue

This piece is a beautiful example of the Reclining Buddha, one of the most distinctive in all of Thai art. The statue relates to a legend from the Buddha's life. It says that a giant wanted to see the Buddha but did not want to bow.

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Product Description

This piece is a beautiful example of the Reclining Buddha, one of the most distinctive in all of Thai art. The statue relates to a legend from the Buddha's life. It says that a giant wanted to see the Buddha but did not want to bow. Buddha presented himself lying down and was still much larger than the giant. Eventually the giant saw the error of his ways and bowed. The story is a wonderful parable of both humility and restraint. The giant reminds us that no matter how big or important we think we are, humility is still a great virtue. The Buddha's attitude is one of infinite patience. He knows that he is greater than the giant, but he does not become arrogant or condescending about it. Quite the contrary: he takes the opportunity to teach the giant a valuable lesson. The statue has all of the trademarks of Thai Buddhist art. His hair is in rich curls, unstyled because the Buddha is beyond such things. His head has a protuberance, necessary to contain all of his wisdom. The robes Buddha wears are richly decorated, a sign of his divinity. The statue has a much more relaxed feel than many other depictions of the Buddha and is a nice, calming influence in almost any decor.

Additional Info

Dimensions
18"W x 4"D x 6.5"H
Material
Cast Resin
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