Phra Nakonrat; Guardian of GatesCast bronze reproduction in Ayutthaya Style,(c. 18th century). Buddha embodying PhraNakhonrat, the guardian of gates in Thailegend, who watches over palace, monasteryand home. This image combines the facialfeatures of the northern Sukhotai Buddha, finelyworked filigree decoration of the crown, hingesprotruding above the chaplet, and Khmer-styleinverted Lotus-bud ear pendants, allcharacteristic of the mature Ayutthaya style.
Bronze Each piece you see here is made individually by our master artisans. The craftsmanship involved creates slight variations in color, finish, size, and shape - a quality we consider to be an added touch of uniqueness. The remarkable detail of our bronze sculptures is due to meticulous and labor-intensive care by Thai craftsmen to produce these unique sculptures of exquisite detail and timeless durability. Buffing, polishing, and patinising give each piece its final green-grey verdigris or bronze luster, which conveys the essence of what we at Eastern Serenity admire in South-East Asian art.