Ornate Burmese Carved Wood Deva Wall panel
AGE: – 19th Century
CONSTRUCTION: – Teak Wood
HEIGHT: – 94 cm
WIDTH – 35 cm
DEPTH: – varies up to 10cm
WEIGHT: – 8.65 kg.
#2541 PRICE AUD $2,400.00 CONTENT
A beautiful Burmese Carved Wood Deva Wall panel, gilded and decorated with glass mosaics and thayo lacquer decoration. The Face, feet, and hands are painted with natural pigments. The deva is in three-dimensional form with scrolls of thayo lacquer decoration decorating the outside of the panel.
In Burma the devas are celestial beings who reside in the realms of heavens, they are frequently placed outside of pagodas guarding entrances or in the form of lokapalas’ guarding the four directions of pagodas or temples, they are a popular theme in Burmese paintings, wood carvings, sculptures, and folk tales.
Although the Burmese Deva are not Nats, they are often referred to as Nats, they coexist together in Burmese myth and legend and are accepted by Buddhists in Myanmar as a class of beings from a higher realm than Nats.