19th.C Thai bronze Phra Pidta amulet.
Lovely patina, the amulet would have been made using the loss wax process where the figure is first crafted from wax, a mould made around the wax, the wax melted and removed and the cavity filled with molten bronze.
Phra Pidta is known to bring fortune. It is also known to keep one safe from evil. Usually, those who engage in high risk occupations or work under dangerous circumstances are more likely to opt to wear Phra Pidta amulet.
The meaning of the closed eyes in Buddhist philosophy describes this as an imagery that one is not exposed to the evil around. One is also not concerned about the evil and its wrongdoings. Hence, one doesn’t indulge in the rumors, foul mouthing, nefarious acts and any kind of crime. One remains immune to villainous acts and thus one is protected from all kinds of misgivings and ill-fortunes as a result. Phra Pidta Thai amulet can help with improving luck and increasing wealth. It also helps facilitate wise business investments.