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Royal Shan Buddha

Royal Shan Buddha


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Sculpture: Pre 1960: Item # 813834

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A slender Buddha figure from mid-20th century Burma stands on a double lotus throne with right hand in varada mudra, gesture of charity and compassion. The tall crown, ornate side flanges, chest ornament and epaulets are in the style of the old Arakan Kingdom that became part of Burma in 1752 AD. This relatively small (14" tall) carved teak image was made by the Shan, a minority people residing primarily in Burma and Thailand. Shan communities have continued to produce crowned figures with Arakanese attributes, often combining them with other features regarded as Pagan, such as the defined legs and flaring cape on this figure. The carved teak wood is sealed with a dark reddish brown lacquer, and ornamentation on the crown, flanges and robe is molded of thayo, a thickened lacquer. Touches of gold add light to the figure, which is in excellent condition. Dimensions: height 14" (36 cm), width 4" (10 cm), depth 2-1/2" (6 cm). SEE MORE ITEMS IN OUR COLLECTION AT WWW.SILKROAD1.COM