Naga Buddha (1) - Bronze - Naga - China - Second half 20th century

Description
Naga Buddha (1) - Bronze - Naga - China - Second half 20th century
Very good condition, see description - 38×16×0 cm

Beautiful Naga Buddha statue. 4.3 kg.

Nāga is the Sanskrit and Pali word for a class of supernatural creatures in Buddhism and Hinduism, which often have the appearance of a snake or dragon.

Naga Buddha statues are the rarest Buddhist artefacts on earth. These special Buddha statues have not been released as much as the Shakyamuni Buddha statues. That is the reason why many Buddhist and antique art collectors see the Naga Buddha statues as the pearls of their personal collection. The Naga Buddha statues are considered by many followers of Buddhism as a very important religious and spiritual object because it depicts Buddha as being protected by the snake. This shows the trusting protection of the enlightened by the king of snakes.

Lot details
Total nr of items
1
Object
Naga Buddha
Material
Bronze
Period
Second half 20th century
Region/ Country of origin
China
Attribution
Original
Theme/ depiction
Naga
Condition
Very good condition, see description
Dimensions
38×16×0 cm
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