This graceful Mandalay Buddha, nearly two feet in height, seems to float above its low double lotus throne. The floating effect is achieved with the robe, edged in a Burmese lacquer technique called thayo that ripples lightly across the wide pedestal and cascades in loose folds down the front and back of the slender figure’s left shoulder. The face is serene, with wide downcast eyes and finely executed nose and mouth. Carved of Burmese teak, the surface is a rich red/brown, sealed with a light undercoat of red lacquer then topped with a brown wash and touches of gold. Deeply carved draping on the robe, both front and back, gives the figure a clean, interesting look from all angles. This Buddha, from the mid-20th century, is in excellent condition. Dimensions: height 23 ½” (60 cm), width 18” (46 cm), depth 11 (28 cm).