If you ever have visited a temple (or “Wat”) in Thailand, you may have noticed that the Buddha is depicted in a standing, seated or lying position.
In some temples you can even observe seven (sometimes even eight) statues of Buddha, lined up next to each other, often with an offerings’ bowl placed in front of each statue.
What is the meaning of these postures of Buddha? May people see those, without knowing what is the meaning of these statues.
Each statue represents a day of the week, and one must pay tribute to the statue representing the day of his/her birth. There are of course more than seven postures of Buddha.
The statue of the Monday Buddha (Phra Tawai Neth) consists in a standing Buddha, the right hand raised at the level of the shoulders, with stretched palm and fingers (the mudra abhaya), or sometimes both hands.
This statue represent Buddha pacifying his parents.
When Buddha returned from heaven three months later, his parents were arguing their rights regarding the water flowing through their lands. Buddha persuaded them to make compromises.
Middle of the 19th century, around 1850.
German collection, acquired between 1950 and 1995.
- 19e eeuw
- Regio/land van herkomst
- Titel kunstwerk
- Bouddha en bronze dit du lundi
- Goede staat, zie beschrijving
- 6,4×1,8×1,7 cm