Over two hundred years old teak wood Buddha. Hand carved in one piece of dark teak wood over 10 feet tall. Atop on a lotus base. With fine shell inlay on the finger and toe nails. Originally from a temple in Kompong Thom Province. The taller one of the sister Buddha, Preah Ang Chorm. The Buddha is in great condition.
Historical background of The Sisters Buddha in Cambodia
Located just west of the Royal Residence in Angkor area, is the Shrine to Preah Ang Chek and Preah Ang Chorm. Known as the sisters’ temple. It is dedicated to the two Angkorian princesses who dressed in the traditional robes of Theravada Buddhism. The taller statue is Preah Ang Chorm, while the shorter one is Preah Ang Chek.
For locals, the sister temple is where they go to worship during important festivals periods. Every September, the Pchum Ben Festival marks a special occasion when the pilgrims and local community will visit the shrine with great worship and prayed for peace in this temple during his lifetime.
Cambodian believes that two sisters gods sleep in the center of the Tonle Sap Lake quietly as a patron for them. Local legends have it that Preah Ang Chek and Preah Ang Chorm Shrine is also believed to bring good fortune to newly married couples. Sometimes you can see couples holding a wedding in the temple,swear sincerely in front of the two sisters,praying for life happiness.
Dimensions: 22″ x 22″ x 122″
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*Antique piece. Sell in used, pre-owned condition. Vintage and antique items by nature have variable amounts of wear, imperfections, signs of use, age and time. Perfectly imperfect. Condition shown as in pictures. Kindly contact us if you need more info. or detail pictures.