Statues & Thangkas
This Meditating Soapstone Cambodian Buddha Statue from Dharma Sculpture has a distinct Cambodian style. Lord Buddha is seated in dhyana asana, the meditative pose also called padmasana. His hands are in dhyana mudra which is the mudra of meditation. It is also called samadhi or yoga mudra. He is seated on a throne with a double lotus base. Lord Buddha is depicted with heavy eyelids that evoke a mood of introspection and detachment, enhanced by the hint of a smile on the full lips. The distended earlobes, a legacy of Prince Siddhartha's discarding his heavy gold jewelry further indicates the Buddha's enlightened status. A simple yet elegant carving. It is unpolished and thus has a matte finish.
Soapstone also known as "steatite" or "soaprock" is a stone which is notable for its high degree of resistance to heat. In Cambodia, soapstone, which mostly comes from the province of Pursat (in the western part of the country) has been used to carve religious effigies since the 17th century. Any variation in the color of the stone is inherent to the very nature of the material, its array varies from yellow-green to gray and deep purple.
This sculpture is a one of a kind statue, hand carved by the very talented artists of Cambodia. Every piece is truly unique!
Dharma Sculpture is a quality conscious company that specializes in Buddhist sculpture from Asia, particularly Nepal, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Myanmar (Burma). They purchase only the highest quality pieces for their online gallery. Today with so much that is mass-produced it can be difficult to distinguish between quality, handmade pieces, and mass-produced icons. Each one of their statues is carefully hand produced.
Materials: Soapstone, Steatite
Origin: Hand Carved in Cambodia
Height: 9 inches, 22.86 cm
Width: 7 inches, 17.78 cm
Depth: 3 inches, 7.62 cm
Weight: 6 pounds
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