Rare Bronze Mrauk-U Period Crowned Buddha Statue
AGE: – Pre 16th Century
CONSTRUCTION: – Bronze
Height:- – 55cm
Width:- – 40cm
Depth: – – 25cm
Weight: – 22.85 Kg.
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A magnificent and Rare Bronze Mrauk-U Period Crowned Buddha Statue dressed in royal attire, wearing a crown and jewels. The front of the pedestal is decorated in relief with lion figures on each end, with a kneeling elephant flanking the central figure, which is likely a representation of the Earth Goddess (Vasundhari in Pali or Wathundaye in Burmese).
The right hand of the Buddha is in bhumisparsha mudra “Calling earth to Witness”, whilst the left-hand holds a jar (kalasa), thought to contain the “nectar of eternity or longevity” (amrita). The kalasa jar is also frequently seen in Tibetan iconography. Traces of gold leaf still remain with red lacquer exposed in areas.
This style of Buddha statue is also referred to as a Jambhupati or Royal King Buddha where the Buddha is seen wearing jewels and a crown.
This particular presentation of the Buddha in Royal attire was popular during the Mrauk-U period when there was a strong influence introduced by the Buddhists of India, who incorporated both Hindu and Buddhist influences into their iconography.