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Antique Burmese Praying Alabaster Monk Statues





AGE: – 19th Century
CONSTRUCTION: – Alabaster
DESCRIPTION: – Antique Burmese Praying Alabaster Monk Statues

WIDTH: – 14cm
DEPTH: – 14cm
WEIGHT: – 15.45 kg.
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This pair of Antique Burmese Praying Alabaster Monk Statues or devotees are probably representative of Mogallana and Sariputta, the two chief disciples of the Buddha. They are often depicted Burmese art such as paintings, alabaster, bronze or wooden sculptures. They are usually seen flanking the left and the right side of the Buddha, or kneeling at the feet of the Buddha.

In the pre Pagan Period, other lesser devotees of the Buddha were often seen arranged around the feet or by the side of the Buddha as well as the hpaya-thon-zu or ‘Three Sacred Lords’, Lokantha and Mettaya (Maitreya), as well as Brahma and Indra in some of the older depictions with Hindu/Buddhist influence.

The two main disciples are also often by the side of the Buddha in scenes such as the `Twin Miracle’ or the `Taming of the Nalagiri Elephant’ from the Bodawin scenes. In the Abe-ya-dana (c.1080s) two brick and stucco figures flank the Buddha in attitudes of devotion. These main devotees of the Buddha were very often included in votive tablets and bronzes from the Pagan periods and after.

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