Exceptional 19th C Burmese Tai Yai Buddha Statue
AGE: – Mid 19th Century
CONSTRUCTION: – Teak Wood
HEIGHT: – 63.4cm
WIDTH: – 49cm
WEIGHT: – 14.25 Kg.
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An Exceptional 19th C Burmese Tai Yai Buddha Statue, wearing intricately detailed robe and regalia of a King. A tiered row of flanges decorate the shoulders, elbows and wrists. As in many of these old Buddha statues the base shows signs that it possibly contained a relic and the space in which it was placed has been covered.
The hair curls are emphasized with thayo lacquer. A band of clear glass stones is inlaid above a band of green coloured glass mosaics circling the forehead, hands are elegant and beautifully carved and stone eyes. A fish scale style pattern decorates the upper body and arms, with a geometric and scrolling floral pattern of thayo lacquer decorating the legs. Green glass mosaics and glass beads are dispersed between the thayo lacquer.
A large central medallion attached to a sash decorates the front mid section of the abdomen, circling around to the back. The sash extends up and over the shoulders with another smaller medallion decorating the centre back. This style with the Buddha dressed in royal regalia and jewellery seen in royal king Buddha statues is also referred to as a Jambupati style Buddha statue, which became popular in Myanmar during the Konbaung period between 1752-1819 century.