Buddhist Kettle with Ashtamangala Symbols
The large cymbals contain Tibetan Mani Mantra and these cymbals are looked upon as sacred by the Buddhists. These cymbals are preserved in the monasteries and they are used at the time of any rituals for the Lord Buddha. In Buddhism, no God is worshipped. Rather the life and teachings of Lord Buddha are followed through various symbols and paintings. People seek solace by making use of or by keeping these symbols with them.
The beautiful resin figure of Lord Buddha is given a refine exquisite treatment with a greater degree of refinement and minute carving. Thai Buddha refers to a statue of Buddha that either resides in, or was created in, the country of Thailand. The Sukhothai period brought forth an interpretation of the Thai Buddha that is elegant, with sinuous bodies and slender, oval faces. This style emphasised the spiritual aspect of the Buddha by omitting anatomical details. The effect was enhanced by the common practice of casting images in metal rather than carving them. This period saw the introduction of the "walking Buddha" pose. Sukhothai artists tried to follow the defining marks of a Buddha set out in ancient Pali texts: