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Burmese carved solid wood image of the Hermit Sumedha

Burmese carved solid wood image of the Hermit Sumedha


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Sculpture: Pre 1900: Item # 1369195

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Burmese carved solid wood image of the Hermit Sumedha, known for lying down and stretching his body thin before the Dipankara Buddha using his body as a bridge so that the Buddha would not have to walk in the mud, in turn prophesied that Sumedha would become the next Buddha. Portrayed here in this stretched-out form with arms extend grasping his long hair with a lotus spire ornament at the top, all covered in red/brown lacquer with traces of gold leaf remaining, later mounted upright on a simple solid wood base. Minor signs of wear, overall fine condition. 58-1/2” High. 19th Century.