Wood Tathagata (Buddha) Statue from Thailand
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This modern wood statue was found in Japan, but carved in Thailand. Tathagata (Buddha) statues are generally depicted with elongated ears (all-hearing), a bump atop the head (all-knowing), and a boss in the forehead (all-seeing).
- Wood = Unknown timber, most likely from a hardwood tree
- Inches = H 5.91 x W 3.74 x D 3.35
- Centimeters = H 15 x W 9.5 x D 8.5
- Hands = Preaching (Teaching) Mudra
- Carved for a Thai audience; unlike statues carved for the Japanese market, statues in Thailand are very exaggerated -- facial features are elongated and hands much too large; yet still a lovely statue.