Striking large 17th Century Ayutthaya Thai bronze Buddha with hands in the "calming of the seas" mudra. Wearing a diaphanous cloak, bejeweled, serene facial expression including half closed eyes - demonstrating the divine, arched eyebrows, aquiline nose, elongated earlobes with characteristic ear rings, smiling lips and high fitted crown. The oval back piece of the crown covers the head right down to the neck, with conical pinnacle in the center covering the ushnisha, surrounded by three small cones. Beautiful dark brown patina. Circa 1600s. Dimensions: h. 26" X w. 6" X d. 4" (with stand). Strong demand for pieces of this quality is demonstrated by recorded wholesale dealer comparable (comp.) sales including the sale price of $21,197 for lot 115, Bronze Ayutthaya Buddha with dark patina, a similar piece to this subject piece in age, size, style and quality (comp. has damage - missing one foot) at Christie's Amsterdam on October 31, 2000. buy with confidence, this piece is 100% guaranteed authentic and period.