Thai bronze Buddha Shakyamuni with legs crossed in dhyanasana, his hands in dhyana
and bhumisparsa mudras known as "calling the earth for witness" gesture. The image
is the emblem of enlightenment, which portrays the Historic Buddha's conquest
over Mara. The moment which when Shakyamuni achieved the state of universal consciousness.
Considering that the ultimate goal for every Buddhist practitioners are in attaining
total illumination of the mind (nirvana); naturally this moment of the Buddha's
life should have remained the most popular theme in variations of Buddha statues,
and particularly true for the Thai Buddhists and artists ever since the 14th century.
influence from its Buddhist predecessors like the Indian or Chinese. This early
20th century bronze shows the distinguish original Thai aesthetic of the Sukhothai
tradition. In which the youthful Buddha is rendered with utmost simplicity, flowing
lines and graceful contours. A full realization of harmony in the perception of