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Burmese Shan Buddha

Price (piece): €1 100,00
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Origin: Burma

Period: 18th Century [Bayon Period]

Material: Wood, Lacquer

Size: H: 34 cm [13 inch], W: 12 cm [5 inch]

Details and Condition: Buddha is depicted the left hand lowered with the palm facing outward is the gesture of bestowing blessings and the right hand resting flat in his lap as a gesture of meditation. The robe, a representation of the Buddha's humility is depicted in the "open mode" leaving the right shoulder and breast uncovered. His elongated earlobes reflect his royal origins. Protruding from the head is his immensely tall crown to symbolize his wisdom and enlightenment. The base has ancient coins inserted and is partially rotted away while it stood in a Pagoda or cave.