Original pair of antique Thai cast bronze recumbent temple deer with three stag antlers. Each deer sits flat to the floor. Original bronzed patina, consistent with age. Each has an opposite leg tucked in, with gaze looking back over shoulder. Wheel of life dharma blanket is seen on each, along with beautiful collar. Complete and both ready to be enjoyed.
Each with These sika deer are closely associated with the Buddha because of his “Teaching in the Deer Park” in Sarnath. Buddha’s teaching, or “Spinning the Wheel of the Law” further links the deer to this sacred event. Thus deer are often depicted with the Wheel of the Law, or Dharmachakra in a temple setting. With one leg bent under his body and one outstretched, the deer turns a long, graceful neck to look back over it’s shoulder.
Age: 19th Century
Dimensions: 31″ Long x 9″ wide x 31″ high