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This graceful statue represents a standing Buddha with two palms facing the worshipper. This kind of calming down gesture has been the favorite posture of the Cambodian sculptors since the XIVth century. Dimensions of the statue: W. 29cm x H. 136 cm x L. 29,6 cm
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This graceful polychrome statue represents a standing Buddha with two palms facing the worshipper. This gesture called “no fear” is sometimes simplified with only one hand up with the other one resting along the body. This kind of calming down gesture has been the favourite posture of the Cambodian sculptors since the XIV century. Several items produced according to the polychrome method were found in the ancient Angkor temples, but this technique was usually used during the post-Angkorian period.
This piece was totally handmade. The statue was first hand carved in our wood workshops. Seven layers of plastering were applied on it, with 4 to 6 hours of drying time between the applications of each layer. The piece was then finished with sand paper and the patterns were engraved on the statue.
Gold leaves were delicately applied on the smooth varnished surface, and then patina was laid on to brighten the whole surface of the statue. This process which takes around 3-4 weeks.
In total, it took 195 hours for our artisans to produce this majestic statue.