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Shan Burmese Lacquered and Gilt Wood Buddha, Ava Period, 18th Century

$2,200

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A rare and exquisite 18th century Ava period Shan Burmese figure of the Buddha. Carved from a single block of wood, lacquered and gilt, the immensely serene figure is portrayed seated upon a raised throne, hands in bhumisparsha mudra, the gesture of "calling the Earth to witness", commemorating the moment the historical Buddha Shakyamuni reached enlightenment. The Buddha's heart shaped face is rendered beautifully, with elegant downcast eyes and a pursed smile upon his lips. His long earlobes touch his shoulders, a reminder of his princely past. His hair is arranged in neat snail shell curls, rising up to his ushnisha. The front of his throne bears the remnants of an inscription. The back of the throne with a hollowed out section for consecration. The statue with a gorgeous patina. The gilding to the body somewhat rubbed, revealing the contrasting black lacquer below.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 14 in. (35.56 cm)Width: 7.5 in. (19.05 cm)Depth: 5 in. (12.7 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1760
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor fading. Wear as expected. With rubbing to the gilding. One corner of the throne with old minor losses. The tip of the ushnisha with an old minor loss.
  • Seller Location
    Austin, TX
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU89478356523

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    $110 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 3-5 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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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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