Finely carved with Buddha seated on the coiled naga, the seven-headed cobra rising to form a mandorla,
the details finely incised, the face with a serene expression, almondshaped eyes and a benevolent smile.
He is represented virasana sitting on the rings of the naga whose 7 heads serve him canopy.
His hands are in dhyanamudra.
The expression on his face is full of serenity. His eyes are half open and looking down slightly.
Mucalinda, also Muchalinda or Mucilinda, is the name of a naga sheltering
the Buddha from the elements after his enlightenment.
When a storm raged and torrential rain fell for a whole week, the king of the nagas,
Muchalinda, rose from the earth, coiling its body to form a seat and swelled
its great hood to shelter Buddha.
When the great storm had cleared, the serpent king assumed his human form, bowed before the Buddha, and returned to his palace.
Seven-headed nagas are often depicted as guardian statues, carved as balustrades on causeways leading to main Cambodian temples.
Early 13th century - C.1200
Excellent condition considering the age of this piece.
Natural erosion, some wear and losses,
Natural desquamation on several different area on the sculpture
See photos for the overall condition of the piece.
From the private Luxembourg collection of Camille Mines
(1950-2018), whose father René acquired this piece in the local trade
during the early 1970s, and thence by descent.
For similar piece please see picture of Nagga bayon nationalmusuem of cambodia
compare with same buddha sold in c h r i s t i e s 18 october 2005 of 80 cm and estimate 15.000-20000 sold for 33.460
compare with same buddha sold in c h r i s t i e s 13 june 2018 of 113 cm and estimate 20.000-30000 sold for 28.750
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- Periodo Bayon (1180-1230)
- Regione/paese d'origine
- Titolo dell'opera
- A MUCALINDA SHELTERING BUDDHA, NAGA PROK, 13TH CENTURY
- In buone condizioni, vedi descrizione
- 65×30×20 cm