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Carved Teak Burmese Buddha

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Sculpture: Pre 1930   item# 1276022 (stock# 10-45)

Carved Teak Burmese Buddha
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This well carved teak Burmese Buddha is peaceful and elegant. The finely modeled face and lavishly decorated robe are lightly touched with a subtle gold wash applied over a thin base of reddish lacquer, allowing the wood grain to show through. Edging on the robe and a body decoration that swirls across the right shoulder and down the arm are impressive examples of Burmese expertise with thayo, a mixture of lacquer and powdered bone or ash that dries to the hardness of wood. The figure sits in ...click for details


Lacquered 19th C. Basketry Offering Bowl

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Lacquer: Pre 1900   item# 1258102 (stock# 63-24)

Lacquered 19th C. Basketry Offering Bowl
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From late 19th century Burma, this three-part bowl combines exceptional design, color and tactile appeal. Lacquer-covered surfaces of tightly woven split bamboo invite touch; black lacquer shows through worn dark red lacquer to create a striking patina, and the parts fit together in an understated shape both handsome and versatile. The shallow top tray and lid could have been used separately from the bowl, or the lid turned over to create a second tray, or the bowl used separately with either ...click for details


Qing Home Altar for Buddha Figure

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Wood: Pre 1910   item# 1240857 (stock# 51-27)

Qing Home Altar for Buddha Figure
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This late Qing Dynasty carved wood home altar, referred to as a “Buddha House,” is from Shandong Province in East China. It includes a wood cover that was slipped down over the altar, where a small Buddha was displayed. The cover was removed for family devotions. Gilded pierced carving framing the altar, while it appears to be scrolling or foliage, on close inspection is two stylized dragons that form the sides of the frame. The altar is just deep enough to display a figure up to 9 ¼” (23.5 c ...click for details


Silver Qing Necklace with Auspicious Symbols

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Jewelry: Pre 1900   item# 1240251 (stock# 11-28)

Silver Qing Necklace with Auspicious Symbols
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A 19th century silver charm necklace from China’s late Qing Dynasty has four auspicious symbols hanging on short chains from a crest-shaped pendant of Buddhist iconography. At the center of the crest are crossed rhinoceros horns, symbol of happiness and one of the Chinese eight treasures. At the tip of each horn is a small sauvastika, derived from ancient Sanskrit and meaning “so be it.” (The sauvastika has its crampons directed to the left, unlike the notorious 20th century swastika symbol, ...click for details


Vintage Burmese Carved Buddha

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Pre 1960   item# 1227248 (stock# 11-03)

Vintage Burmese Carved Buddha
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The hands of this vintage teak Burmese Buddha are carved in a variation of the Darmachakra mudra, the gesture that represents teaching and the Buddhist wheel of law. The mudra is most often expressed with thumbs and index fingers of both hands forming separate circles. Here, the thumb and finger of the right hand encircle the middle finger of the left hand. When we found this Buddha in Burma, complex explanations about the precise meaning of this variation were not understandable to us, and w ...click for details


Burmese Flying Hermit Alchemist Zaw-gyi

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Sculpture: Pre 1910   item# 1222465 (stock# 63-84)

Burmese Flying Hermit Alchemist Zaw-gyi
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This teak sculpture, more than three feet tall, represents a supernatural character from ancient Burmese folklore, Zaw-gyi, who is said to possess a fantastic range of powers. Zaw-gyi is immortal, forever youthful, can fly and practices alchemy, to name just a few of his talents. He lives in solitude and strives for spiritual perfection. An important member in the region’s pantheon of superheroes prior to the arrival of Buddhism in Burma, he was solidly integrated into Buddhist i ...click for details


Burmese Lacquer Hsun-ok Offering Bowl

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Lacquer: Pre 1900   item# 1106224 (stock# 57-29)

Burmese Lacquer Hsun-ok Offering Bowl
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This 19th century Burmese lacquer offering bowl, called a hsun-ok, differs in size from the typical spired vessels used to carry offerings of food to Burma’s Buddhist monasteries. This one is smaller—20 inches in height and 9 inches in diameter, while the average size of a hsun-ok is about 30 inches tall and 15 inches in diameter. With its dramatic shape and intense red hue, it is every bit the same compelling cultural artifact as its larger brothers, and hsun-ok offering vessels in this small ...click for details


Burmese Black Lacquer Offering Bowl Hsun Kwet

Catalogue: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Pre 1910   item# 1024442 (stock# 57-70)

Burmese Black Lacquer Offering Bowl Hsun Kwet
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This early 20th century five-piece Buddhist offering bowl is a lacquerware design unique to Burma. It is from a classification of vessels called “hsun ok,” containers that were used to present offerings of food at Buddhist monasteries, an especially important rite in the practice of Buddhism in Burma. The particular design of this one, know as an “ok kwet,” or a “hsun kwet,” was practical for that purpose, incorporating three bowls and two trays into a pleasingly rounded shape crowned with a st ...click for details


Hand Hammered Bronze Burmese Gong

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Metalwork: Pre 1980   item# 985475 (stock# 55-25)

Hand Hammered Bronze Burmese Gong
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This hand hammered bronze gong from Burma emits a mid-range mellow tone when struck at the center of its starburst pattern with a padded mallet. Hanging circular gongs of this sort are used in a Burmese orchestra, where an ornate lacquered wood gong circle, called a “kyi waing” surrounds 20 or so gongs of graduated sizes and tones. Gongs of various sizes also are used for Buddhist rites in temples and monasteries throughout Burma. When created for use as musical instruments, these carefully hand ...click for details


Bronze Burmese Temple Guardian Manok-thi-ha

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Metalwork: Pre 1920   item# 978464 (stock# 31-03)

Bronze Burmese Temple Guardian Manok-thi-ha
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This bronze leogryph figure with human face is from early 20th century Burma and is a variation of the Buddhist temple guardian called manok-thi-ha or manushi, names derived from the Sanskrit words for man (manu) and lion (simha). Burmese manok-thi-ha often have double rear quarters (two bums—see our catalog item 63-37). This one is single-bummed and outfitted with heavy necklace, chest ornament and lots of swirls. The fantastic manok-thi-ha, a creature from Buddhist mythology, is said to roam M ...click for details


Burmese Bronze Kyizi Grong on Stand

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Metalwork: Pre 1920   item# 951381 (stock# 30-94)

Burmese Bronze Kyizi Grong on Stand
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A small bronze kyizi gong from a village in Burma is flanked by two coiled naga, sea dragons that are Buddhist icons of protection revered throughout Southeast Asia. Kyizi, (pronounced chi-z) are, as far as we know, unique to Burma, and cast in a variety of sizes, from smaller than this one to quite large, heavy pieces. Suspended on a rope, they are struck on the upturned ends so the gong swings in a circle and emits a vibrating tone, used to mark donations to the monastery or to alert local re ...click for details


Buddhist Monk Painted on Bodhi Leaf

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Paintings: Pre 1980   item# 948408 (stock# 41-27)

Buddhist Monk Painted on Bodhi Leaf
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The gentle face of a Buddhist monk from Burma is painted on a large leaf from a Bodhi tree. The Bodhi leaf, with its distinctive shape, is an important element of Buddhist iconography in Southeast Asia as Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment while meditating under a Bodhi (also called Bo) tree. In this painting, the monk’s expressive face appears to be looking through the leaf, adding an almost magical aura. The leaf rests on black cloth, and the work is unsigned. Painted in the late 2 ...click for details


Burmese Temple Lion Chimera Figure

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Sculpture: Pre 1920   item# 943598 (stock# 57-44)

Burmese Temple Lion Chimera Figure
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This fantastic composite creature, a “tadiya yupa,” with features of a lion, goat, bird and serpent, once stood as a good omen in a Buddhist temple in Burma. Often referred to as brave lions, such friendly/fierce chimera figures are much loved in Burma, appearing in temple art and on personal items such as medicine and betel boxes. They are regarded both as protectors and as dispensers of good fortune. This one is particularly impressive because of its size and detailing. It is carved of Burmes ...click for details


Miniature Shan Hsun ok Lacquer Offering Bowls

Catalogue: Archives: Regional Art: Pre 1900   item# 900059 (stock# 57-53)

Miniature Shan Hsun ok Lacquer Offering Bowls
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Three 19th century miniature Shan offering vessels are made of wood and lacquered to mimic the large hsun-ok bowls used in Burma to carry food offerings to monasteries. Miniature hsun-ok were used primarily on home shrines, placed in front of the family’s Buddha image with offerings of flowers and other small items. Replicating the variety in design and hue of the large full size red lacquer offering vessels, these little hsun-ok are yet another look at the care lavished by Burmese artisans on l ...click for details


Intha Lacquer Offering Stand of Inle Lake Origin

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Lacquer: Pre 1900   item# 896352 (stock# 63-23)

Intha Lacquer Offering Stand of Inle Lake Origin
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An offering stand, or “kalat,” used by the Intha people who live in the villages around Inle Lake in one of the Shan states in northeastern Burma, is from the late 19th century. A similar though more recent piece in the British Museum is pictured in “Visions from the Golden Land: Burma and the Art of Lacquer,” by Isaacs and Blurton, British Museum Press, p. 163. Kalat stands such as this were used by families in much the same manner as the tall, spired hsun-ok to carry offerings of food to the m ...click for details

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