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Bronze Burmese Buddha

Bronze Burmese Buddha


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Metalwork: Pre 1910: Item # 786538

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This bronze Buddha, with attributes true to Burma's late Ava period of the 1600s, was cast a few hundred years later in the late 19th/early 20th century. It was common practice for Burmese artisans of later periods to copy styles that originated much earlier, sometimes mixing attributes from several periods and regions. In this beautifully cast handsome Buddha, the form follows the Ava look in all respects. The wide forehead, lowered eyes, well-defined nose and small, slightly upturned lips combine to produce a serene, compelling countenance. The ears touch the shoulders and curve outwards, fingers are of equal length and the robe is simple. The stepped, curved diamond-shaped throne continues the spare lines of the robe, putting emphasis on the face and the right hand in earth-touching mudra. Although from a later era, this handsome little Ava Buddha, true to type, has a timeless presence. The greenish coloration on the left side suggests a high copper content in the bronze, also that perhaps the figure was displayed on an outdoor village altar. Dimensions: height 10" (26 cm), width 7" (18 cm), depth 4-1/2" (11 cm). (SEE MORE ITEMS IN OUR COLLECTION AT WWW.SILKROAD1.COM)