Gilded Bronze 19th Century Mandalay Buddha Statue
AGE: – 19th Century
HEIGHT: – 43 cm
WIDTH: – 34 cm
DEPTH: – 19 cm
WEIGHT: – 9.7 kg.
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Gilded Bronze 19th Century Mandalay Buddha Statue seated in Vairasana posture with the right hand in bhumisparsa mudra “touching the earth mudra”. A double row of glass mosaics decorates the forehead extending from ear to ear with a glass mosaic medallion decorating the centre of the forehead, eye inserts are ceramic. The robe on this statue is beautifully decorated with a layered frilled lapel with a frilled hemline extending out on both sides of the knees..
When purchasing this statue, I commented on the rather peculiar facial expression compared to most other Burmese Buddha statues in our collection. I was told by the seller that some figures were made with faces resembling western features during the British occupation, this image may be one of those. I also don’t know if this is fact.
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