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Burmese Ava Period Carved, Lacquered and Giltwood Buddha, Late 18th Century

$8,500

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A sublime and rare late 18th century Burmese Ava period carved, lacquered and gilt Buddha. The historical Buddha, Shakyamuni, is portrayed in bhumisparsha mudra, the gesture of calling the Earth to witness, commemorating the moment the Buddha reached enlightenment. The Buddha is dressed in patchwork robes and a patchwork mantle, decorated in the raised thayo lacquer technique, and richly gilt. His heart shaped face, typical of the Ava Period, is framed by long earlobes and a head of tightly curled hair covering the pronounced ushnisha. He gazes serenely downward, head tilted ever so slightly to one side, a knowing smile playing upon his lips.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 22.5 in. (57.15 cm)Width: 12 in. (30.48 cm)Depth: 7 in. (17.78 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1780
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor fading. Missing the finial atop the ushnisha. The gilding rubbed. Minor chipping to the base.
  • Seller Location
    Austin, TX
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU89478577573

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $175 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 4-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Austin, TX
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in Austin, TX

Founded in 2001, Lotus Gallery offers a carefully curated selection of furniture, jewelry, sculpture and works of art spanning millennia, continents and cultures. Although it seeks out beauty in all its forms, they specialize in Asian antiquities, especially Chinese pieces from the Han and Tang dynasties and chinoiserie. Based in Austi...

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