Statue of crowned Buddha, in royal attire, his hands in "bhumisparsa mudra" (taking the Earth as a witness of the veracity of his sayings), sitting cross-legged on a tall throne. A hole at the top of the crown suggests the presence originally of a finial, now gone, while a hole at the back means that the statue was held firmly in a niche via a tenon. Marble, with numerous remnants of the original pigments. Burma, 17th century. Height: 10 1/4" (26,5 cm). Despite chips in some areas and obvious signs of great age, the piece is in very good condition. A charming and unusual piece. Note: the style of this statue derives from Eastern India aesthetics, as was often the case of Buddhist statues found in the Pagan site, in Northen Burma.