A rare late Ava Period Burmese Buddha.
Carved from a single piece of teak, lacquered, then gilt, this image portrays
Shakyamuni, the historical Buddha, seated upon a three tiered plinth covered in stylized lotus buds in a state of mediation, hands in dhyana mudra. His face is sweet and life-like, with a broad, flat nose, downcast eyes, and a slight smile on his lips. A large, stylized flame rises from the top of the ushnisha, a symbol of the Buddha’s enlightenment.
|MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES:
||adorned, Teak painted, gilting, Lacquer
||Teak painted with lacquer and adorned with gilting.
||Good. Very good condition, with minor rubbing to the gilding.
||Wear consistent with age and use
||23.75 in. (60 cm)
||14.5 in. (37 cm)
||7 in. (18 cm)
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