A bronze cheddhi
Thailand, Lopburi, 13th Century
The tower is divided into four separately cast sections with interlock to form a rounded pyramidal structure. it is decorated by a series of fifteen buddhas, nine in the lower-most row and six above. All are identically seated upon stylized double lotus bases in vajrasana, their hands held on their knees in bhumisparsa mudra. Above the figures, are series of striated archways supported by columns are connected to one another, and the entire structure is crowned by a pointed finial adorned with lotus leaves.
15 3/8 in. (39.1 cm) high