AGE: – 18th Century
CONSTRUCTION: – Alabaster
DESCRIPTION: – 18th Century Burmese Crowned Ava Buddha Statue
HEIGHT: – 70cm
DEPTH: – 16cm
Beautiful and rare 18th Century Ava Buddha Statue of the second Innwa Nyaungyan period (1605 – 1752), dressed in royal attire, seated on a double lotus throne, wearing a three tiered crown decorated with incised lotus petals and pointed conical finial. Each ear is decorated with a large incised earrings falling below the shoulder and large ears extending out from the head, typical of many of the Innwa and Ava style Buddha Statues. Decoratively carved and incised flanges flank each shoulder from the elbows to the crown.
Incised decoration depict the robe of this Buddha statue. Arm bands decorate both upper arms and wrists, a central medallion seen in many royal king Buddha decorates the centre of the robe at chest level. The right hand in Bhumisparsa mudra (touching earth) is decorated with a ring on each finger and on the thumb of the left hand.
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