Bronze Khmer Buddha Statue with Naga Hood, Thailand / Siam
Detail: A 7-headed Naga (Muchalinda) hood rises over the Buddha seated on a snake coil. Mara (a demon who wants to kill spiritual life) has sent a violent rainstorm in order to distract the Buddha from his meditation but the Naga forms a hood to protect him from the rain by spreading its seven heads. Hollow cast and in excellent condition. Circa late 1800’s or early 1900’s.
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