The story behind Amoghasiddhi
Bronze Vintage Figure of Buddha Amoghasiddhi, c. 1900-1920. Here we present to the refined eye of collectors a Tibetan Nepalese figure of Buddha Amoghasiddhi, constructed of heavy brass to the weight of 4.4kg and stood at the respectable height of 32.5cm.
It is a deep artistry and cultured refinement that provide this Buddha statue with its unmistakably distinct air. Indeed, the rich history of the whole of Asia has founds its way etched into this statue in the same way that it is etched throughout the numerous monuments, statues, monasteries and temples that shape Asia’s countless squares and elegant streets.
From the Dalai Lama’s Palace to the Museum of Fine Arts in Vienna, this breath-taking Tibetan Nepalese figure of Buddha Amoghasiddhi is now a firm feature of the vast collection of worldly arts amassed by Royal Attar and set to enrich the collection of one lucky owner. Even the collector of the finest antiques would struggle to compare any of their collection to this mesmeric piece.
Amoghasiddhi is the fifth of the Dhayani Buddhas and is regarded to be the perfection of wisdom, free of malice and the highest embodiment of willpower and fearlessness. He looks to the north, holding his left hand open and right hand high in the gesture of blessing (Abhayamudra). His color is green and his symbol is Vishvavajra. Air is the element that Amoghasiddhi eternally represents.
These Buddha statues are regarded for signifying peace, fortune, harmony, contemplation and generosity for each and every human being, as well as providing symbolic gestures of concentration and inspiration for those enthusiasts of meditation in its many all-encompassing, fulfilling forms.
Antique Buddha statues hold many different meanings for different people according to their personal beliefs. Some may regard these statues as having great religious and spiritual importance, while others may regard them as valuable pieces of rich history and wondrous additions to any antique collection. Both appreciations are important, and can naturally overlap in the mind of any individual owner.
The willpower and fearlessness of Amoghasiddhi in this brass form summons in the beholder’s mind rich images of the Northern Asian era of expansion and exploration, where jasmine trees as green as his representative colour bring exquisite comforts and reminders of a bygone luxurious approach – not only to life but to the way in which we live it.