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18th Century, Rare Burmese Tai Lue Wooden Buddha


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Pre 1800: Item # 766053

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Rare Burmese Tai Lue wooden buddha sitting in Mara Vijaya (calling the earth to witness) posture on a base, with meditative facial expression, original traces of lacquer and gilding remaining.

Top of the head is a stupa-shaped "flame" or called usnisa, symbol of the realization of Nirvana or indicative of supreme knowledge.

Tai Lue is a tribal people living in Burma. It is difficult to find buddha from this ethnic group. Tai Lue buddhas look more primitive than typical Burmese buddhas.

Age: Burma, Shan period, circa 18th Century
Measurement: Height 53.2 C.M. / Width 19.8 C.M.
Condition: Nice condition overall (some expected degradation due to its age including natural cracks). Please refer to the enlargement photos for more details.
Shipment: Worldwide shipping from Bangkok, Thailand at actual cost. Please e-mail us for the shipping fee.