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Burmese Shan Buddha

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

Period: 18th Century

Material: Wood, Lacquer

Size: H: 33 cm [13 inch], W: 10 cm [4 inch]

Details and Condition: Buddha in Maravijaya Mudra posture with the right hand lowered calling on Mother Earth to witness his victory over the demon Mara who was his last obstacle to his attainment of perfection. His left hand rests flat in his lap in a gesture of meditation. The body is rigid and the legs are crossed so that the soles of both feet are turned up. The robe, a representation of Buddha’s humility, is depicted in the "open mode" leaving the right shoulder and breast uncovered. On his head Buddha is an immensely tall flame to symbolize wisdom and enlightenment. The base has some termite damage common for many ancient Buddha statues.