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Antique Burmese Religious Paintings of Buddha

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Paintings: Pre 1920: Item # 1254843
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Burmese painting done on a large, cloth canvas, likely depicting the Jataka tales, or stories of Buddha, with nine separate panels, each depicting a different tale of Buddha's previous lives. The very center painting shows Buddha sitting in a lotus position with two attendants at his sides, their hands clasped in prayer to him, and it is the only panel that does not have any Burmese script in white paint. The surrounding panels show what appears to be Buddha in human form, carrying weapons and riding upon a different beast in each one. The panels are separated by a red streak of paint, as well as two large rectangular panels comprised of many small boxes containing symbols. Size: 34" height, 68" width