A very beautiful and serene bronze Sri Lankan Buddha statue. Here the Buddha sits on a cobra throne with the hood of the cobra acting as a canopy. The cobra is traditionally viewed as the naga king named Mucalinda. He appeared in this form to protect the Buddha from the elements as he meditated under the Bodhi tree.
Condition: Very good with weathering and patina commensurate with age.
height 4.4 inches
Provenance: From British Collection
Origin: Sri Lanka
Age: 19th C