AGE: – 20th Century
CONSTRUCTION: – Bronze
DESCRIPTION: – Burmese Royal King Buddha statue
HEIGHT: – 29cm
DEPTH: – 12cm
WEIGHT:– 2.4 kg.
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Burmese Crowned Bronze Buddha Statue in the Mrauk-u Jambhupati style nicely incised and wearing jewels. Hand gesture bhumisparsa mudra, seated in Dhyana mudra (legs crossed) on a double lotus throne. The Buddha is seen here with a figure of the Hamsa or Hintha bird resting in the left hand.
The Hamsa bird in Burmese folklore is an aquatic bird similar to a duck or goose, and is symbolic in Burmese and Hindu mythology. The bird is mentioned in the epic Hindu love story of the Ramayana and the Hamsa, also referred to as Hintha is also the symbol of the Mon people in the Mon state and Bago region of Myanmar.
The large bulbous usnisha on this Buddha statue is typical of the Arakan style Jambhupati Buddha (Royal crowned) statues from the Rakhine state. Decorated with jewels and side flanges, the usnisha extends above the pronged flanges of the crown, both decorated with lotus petals. A broad band decorates the forehead extending to each ear. The face is wide and squat with a large nose.
Very nice patina on this bronze Buddha statue.