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Regal Mandalay Buddha

Regal Mandalay Buddha


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Sculpture: Pre 1940: Item # 1236618

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 $700.00 
This sitting Mandalay Buddha is an outstanding example of the fine skill of Burmese artisans in using thayo. The opulent robe with intricate frills and edging, the figure's tightly curled hair and well defined lotus throne were created using thayo, a mixture of lacquer and bone ash that dries to the hardness of wood. The figure's erect posture adds to the sculpture's aura of settled elegance. Carving of on the hands and feet is carefully modeled and realistic. The unusual lightly brushed dull gilding over the reddish lacquer undercoat is the perfect understated finish. This interesting sculpture dates to the early/mid 20th century. It has two hairline surface cracks along the back (see photo enlargement #3) and otherwise is in excellent condition. Dimensions: height 16 ½” (42 cm), width 11” (28 cm), depth 9” (23 cm). SEE MORE ITEMS IN OUR COLLECTION AT WWW.SILKROAD1.COM