Burmese Antique Shan Buddha Statue
AGE: – 18th – 19th Century
CONSTRUCTION: – Alabaster
HEIGHT: – 57cm
WIDTH: – 39cm
DEPTH: – 13cm
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Burmese Antique Shan Buddha Statue wearing a golden brown coloured simple monks robe with incised lapel. Traces of gilding remain with traces of pink on the tips of the fingers representing fingernails.
The Buddha is seen here seated in Mara Vijiya posture on a single lotus pedestal on top of a narrow plain base. This posture with the fingertips touching the top of the pedestal is depicting the moment of enlightenment when the Buddha touched the ground, calling the Earth Goddess to bear witness to his defeat over the demon Mara and his army of soldiers.
This Buddha statue originates from the Inthein area (Inle Lake) in the beautiful Shan state of Myanmar. Buddha statues from the Shan State are the most diverse in presentation, some Shan Buddha statues are crowned, and the facial expressions vary, depending on the era in which it was crafted.