Rare Burmese Pagan Wooden Buddha Statue
AGE: Between 12th – 14th Century
HEIGHT: – 65cm excl. finial (6cm)
WIDTH: – 39cm
WEIGHT: 12.6 kg
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Rare Burmese Pagan Wooden Buddha Statue seated on a single lotus pedestal with right-hand gesture in bhumisparsa mudra. Due to this statue’s age, the peppercorn hair curls have become brittle and several have fallen off. Most statues of this age would more than likely have been gilded, with this statue showing a black and red lacquer that is used to prime Buddha statues in Burma before gilding, the eyes are downcast and painted.
The front of the base appears to be a separate section, similar to this early period Burmese Buddha statue possibly removed to investigate if there were any relics inside, or that over the hundreds of years, there have been repairs. Relics were frequently placed inside a Buddha statue during the early times in Burma as an offering of reverence to or dedication to the Buddha.