Rare, Beautiful Pagan Bronze Buddha Statue
AGE: –Pre 16th Century
CONSTRUCTION: – Bronze
DESCRIPTION: – Burmese Post Pagan Bronze Buddha Statue – Crack on head and small round hole in the left arm (see pictures). This Buddha statue is interesting, the emblem or symbol on the back could be a seal or mark of the donor. (See picture).
HEIGHT: – 73cm
WIDTH: – 32cm
DEPTH: – 22cm
WEIGHT: – 23.50 Kg.
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Rare, and beautiful Burmese Post Pagan Bronze Buddha Statue. Although we have described this as post Pagan, Our thinking is that it is more than likely originating from Arakan in Rakhine State, and likely made during the Lemro Period from 13th to 14th century.
The fingertips on the right hand rest on the back of a kneeling elephant. This gesture would represent the incidence in which the Buddha tamed and subdued the Nalagiri elephant as seen on the top left hand corner of this andagu stone stele.
At the back of the base is an unusual symbol, likely to be an emblem of the family or donor who commissioned this Buddha statue. The Buddha is seen here sitting on a double lotus pedestal with a scrolled decoration on the front and sides of the pedestal.