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Buddha Images in the Cloister at Wat Benchamabophit, Bangkok (1)


The cloister behind the Ubosoth at Wat Benchamabophit contains more than 50 Buddha images in different styles and with different gestures. The images here are appearing in the same order as they are presented at Wat Benchamabohpit. Please use navigation at the bottom of each page to go to other pages.

Phra Sakyasing - Buddha Subduing Mara
Phra Sakyasingh.
Displaying the gesture of Subduing Mara.
In the style of the Chiang Saen period, found at Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai province.

 

Buddha in Royal Attire, Khmer Style
Buddha, wearing the attributes of Royalty, in the Khmer style of the Lopburi period.
With the gesture (see right hand) of preaching. Cast and enlarged from an old model.

 

Buddha, subduing Mara - Chiang Saen Style
Buddha with the gesture of Subduing Mara.
In the style of the Chiang Saen period.
Found at Wat Bang Phlu, Thonburi.

 

Standing Buddha, Sukhothai Style
Standing Buddha, with the gesture of forbidding the relatives from fighting each other.
In the style of the Sukhothai period.
Found at Wat Bang Oi Chang, Nonthaburi province.

 

Buddha Subduing Mara, Chiang Saen Style

Buddha sitting with the gesture of Subduing Mara.
In the style of the Chiang Saen period.
Found at Wat Siri Panya.


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