SOLD Thai Brass Fat Buddha Statue 8"
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SOLD Thai Brass Fat Buddha Statue 8"

Item #: 83t30

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This statue is sold. We may have another statue that is similar or we may be able to commission another for you. Please contact us at [email protected] or 760-994-4455 if you are interested in learning more.


Statue Details

Materials: Thai Brass Cast in Bangkok with Beautiful Antique Patina
Total Height Including Base: 8 inches or 20 cm
Base Width & Depth: 7 x 4 inches
Weight: 3 pounds or 1 kg
  • Phra Sangkachai is a Thai arhat, one who has attained enlightenment, who is often mistaken for the fat and happy Buddha of wealth
  • He sits on a raised lotus base with both hands holding his enormous belly
  • He has a beautiful smile on his face and a happy demeanor
  • Phra Sangkachai ships the same day from our California showroom
Description This rotund figure of the monk known as Phra Sangkachai sits smiling with hands around his belly on a tiered lotus throne.  Phra Sangkachai is a Thai arhat (one who has attained enlightenment), who may have originated from the early Theravada Buddhist traditions of the Mon culture in Burma, probably as a wealth bestowing deity.  He is sometimes confused with the Chinese laughing Buddha, Budai, who is an incarnation of the future Buddha Maitreya.  Popular stories tell of how Phra Sangkachai had been extremely handsome and attracted unwanted advances from women, and even angles mistakenly worshiped him as the Buddha.  In order to avoid this inappropriate attention, he allowed himself to become extremely overweight and unattractive. 
from Enlightened Ways, The Many Streams of Buddhist Art in Thailand 
Care

Brass statues from Thailand do not need much maintenance.  The best way to maintain the statue is to simply dust the piece periodically to keep any dirt from accumulating.  They can be used for both indoor and outdoor use. 

"You can use soap, warm water and a cotton cloth to periodically go over the statue to remove any dust or dirt buildup."

You can use soap, warm water and a cotton cloth to periodically go over the statue to remove any dust or dirt buildup.  If you are really interested in making the statue shine you can use some natural oil, like coconut oil or olive oil, and a cotton rag to wipe down the metal portions of the piece.  You can use a toothbrush as well to get into the small crevices of the statue like the hands and hair. 

Thai brass's durability makes it perfect for cold winters and hot summers of any climate.  The metal can stand up to the harshest conditions of heat and bitter cold.  We suggest you bathe the sculpture every couple of months so that dirt does not collect on the sculpture and then use a cotton cloth with some natural oil to give the statue a shine. 

If you have any questions concerning your brass statue please email us at [email protected] or call us at 1(760) 994-4455.

Shipping USA Shipping

This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate shipping. The shipping charge is automatically calculated by UPS for shipping within the United States. Each sculpture is usually shipped within 24 hours of the order with the exception of the weekend. To obtain a shipping quote simply add the statue you are interested in to your shopping cart and then select click on the "Calculate Domestic Shipping" button. Lotus Sculpture uses Instapak foam injection packing system or bubble wrap and recycled peanuts to ensure that all our pieces arrive undamaged. Click here to learn more about Lotus Sculptures packing.

International Shipping

This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate shipping to anywhere in the world. If you are in Canada please select "UPS Standard to Canada" for the shipping option. If you are an international customer please select "International Shipping" during checkout. The shipping charge will be calculated as $0. Lotus Sculpture will email you the correct shipping cost subject to your approval or you may call us at 760-994-4455 or email us at [email protected] for a shipping quote. Lotus Sculpture uses Instapak foam injection packing system or bubble wrap and recycled peanuts to ensure that all our pieces arrive undamaged. Click here to learn more about Lotus Sculptures packing.