Unique Crowned Ava Buddha Statue From Myanmar
Antique Unique Crowned Ava Buddha Statue From Myanmar
AGE: – 18th – 19th Century
CONSTRUCTION: – Alabaster
HEIGHT: – 66cm
WIDTH: – 36cm
DEPTH: – 20.5cm
WEIGHT: – 37.6 kg.
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This is a Unique Crowned Ava Buddha Statue From Myanmar with incised decoration to represent the robes and regalia worn by the Jambhupati style Buddha or royal kings Buddha similar to those seen in the Mrauk-U style king Buddha. Large rings decorate each finger on the right hand and one decorates the thumb on the left hand.
The eyes are painted and cast downwards, and the corner of the lips curve upwards in a gentle smile. A nine-pronged crown with a three-tiered finial and small side flanges sits on the head. Large incised pendant earrings decorate each ear.
The Buddha image is seen here seated on a single lotus pedestal with the right hand in Bhumisparsa mudra, touching the earth or calling the earth to witness, depicting the moment of enlightenment when the Buddha called the Earth Goddess to witness his defeat of the demon Mara and his army in their attempt to hinder him from achieving enlightenment.
Some original lacquer remains. The lotus petals across the front of the base are beautifully carved in careful detail.