AGE: – 19th Century
CONSTRUCTION: – Alabaster
DESCRIPTION: – Antique Burmese Alabaster Royal Crowned Buddha Statue – age related wear to gild and lacquer
HEIGHT: – 54cm
WIDTH: – 40cm
DEPTH: – 14cm
WEIGHT: – 27.55 kg.
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A beautiful 19th-century Antique Burmese Alabaster Royal Crowned Buddha Statue with a three-tiered incised crown and large side flanges, large flange like ears with decorative earrings on each lobe. Rings decorate all the fingers on the right hand and thumb of the left hand. Incised carving decorate the robe with fine detail depicting the jewels around the neck. The Buddha is seated on a double lotus petal pedestal with hand gesture in Bhumisparsa mudra.
This Buddha statue is from the Shwe Bo area, located in the Sagaing region, one hundred and three kilometres north-west of Mandalay on the east bank of the Chindwin River in Myanmar.
King Alaungpaya the founder of the Kone Baung Dynasty ruled from 1760-1764, he made Shwe Bo the royal capital and used it as a base from where he conquered the lower part of Burma and Innwa, establishing the third Burmese empire.
King Alaungpaya’s dynasty lasted for approximately two centuries. King Hsinbyushin his successor, moved the capital to Amarapura during the 1780’s. Shwe Bo is also referred to by other names such as Yadana-Theinhka, Moksobo, Yangi-Aung, today it is referred to as Shwe Bo, its modern name.