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Brass Ayutthaya Style Thai Buddha Seated in the Half Lotus Posistion or the ardhapadmasana with both hands resting in his lap in the dhyana mudra

$2,400.00

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The new Phra Kaew Marakot image

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The new Phra Kaew Marakot image, named Phra Yok Chiang Rai, at Wat Phra Kaew, Chiang Rai

In 1990, a new Phra Kaew Marakot image was commissioned and carved in China out of Canadian jade in honor of Her Royal Highness Somdej Phrasrinkharintra, the Princess Mother's ninetieth birthday. The image is an intentionally close but not exact replica of the Phra Kaew Marakot in Bangkok; it is 48.3 cm wide across the lap and at 65.9 cm high, it is just 0.1 cm shorter than the original. The new image is called Phra Yok Chiang Rai (Chiang Rai Jade Buddha) and is housed in Haw Phra Yok.[7] A dedication ceremony was held in Bangkok on 20 September 1991 (B.E. 2534) and the image was installed with a grand procession at Wat Phra Kaew, Chiang Rai on 19 October of the same year.

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