KHMER BUDDHA PROTECTED BY NAGA
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KHMER BUDDHA PROTECTED BY NAGA Angkor Period, Style of Bayon 12th - 13th Century Sandstone Height 49 inches, Width 18 inches, weight about 200Kg. The seated Buddha, his throne is formed by three coils of a Naga, which then rises behind his back, spreading wide its hood with seven heads to create a mandorla-like backdrop. This Naga throne is identifies the figure as Adibuddha, who was enlightened before the beginning of time and is the personification of the most fundamental principle of Buddhism. This Buddha wears the Ushnisa-cover decorated with the rows of lotus petals, as is customary in the Bayon period.