18th C Burmese Shan Marble Buddha Statue
AGE: – 18th Century
CONSTRUCTION: – Marble
HEIGHT: – 45cm
WIDTH: – 24cm
DEPTH: – 10cm
WEIGHT: – 14.85 Kg.
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18th C Burmese Shan Marble Buddha Statue seated in lotus position (virasana with both soles of the feet facing upwards), hand gesture Bhumisparsa mudra. The throne has a nice decorative pedestal representing the flowers of a lotus.
Over the lifetime of a Buddha statue within the monastery, especially when the statue is very old, they are from time to time given a fresh coat of gilding. This Buddha statue has been re-gilded more than once and the hair curls have been repainted.
Thayo lacquer decorates the edges of the robe, lapel, and again on the head to depict hair curls with some damage to the curls around the hairline. For the gilding to stick to the marble stone they are given a coat of lacquer which is dark in colour, in this case, a little clumsily as it is visible around the edges of the robe and parts of the stone.
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