Crowned Burmese Mandalay Buddha Statue
AGE: – Mid 19th Century
HEIGHT: – 78 cm
WIDTH:– 42 cm
DEPTH: – 30 cm
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Jambhupati style Crowned Burmese Mandalay Buddha Statue wearing a seven-tiered metal crown supported by a glass mosaic with a decorated metal band crossing the forehead and ending above each ear. A wooden pointed finial sits on top of the crown. The Buddha is seen here wearing royal attire with metal side flanges, earrings, and regalia, all separate pieces.
The attire of the Jambhupati-style Buddha statue is accentuated with the use of Thayo lacquer, a thick resin used extensively to decorate Buddha statues in Myanmar. The thayo lacquer forms an intricate pattern on the robe. The lower part of the robe is in a diamond-shaped pattern, each filled with a medallion of coloured glass mosaics in the centre of each diamond and a rounded pattern on the upper body.
The pattern is repeated on the back of the Buddha statue with a decorative scrolling pattern across the length of the base, also decorated with coloured glass mosaics.