AGE: – Early 19th Century
CONSTRUCTION: – Teak Wood and Alabaster
DESCRIPTION: – Burmese Mandalay Alabaster Teak Wood Buddha Statue – with glass beads on forehead, Thayo lacquer glass mosaic decoration on edges of robe. Both hands on this beautiful Buddha Statue are damaged (see pictures). Head, hands, feet and base detachable.
HEIGHT: – 80cm
WIDTH: – 34cm
DEPTH: – 18cm
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Early 19th Century Burmese Mandalay Alabaster Teak Wood Buddha Statue, standing with right hand gesture in Chin Mudra which represents the unified nature of human consciousness by forming a circle with the thumb and index finger. Chin Mudra attempts to integrate a person’s soul with the soul of the divine power.
The alabaster face on this Mandalay Buddha statue shows a peaceful tranquil expression. The alabaster feet stand on single lotus alabaster pedestal. Thayo lacquer decorations and coloured glass mosaics decorate the edges of the robe, head band and lapel. Red lacquer is exposed in areas where the gilding has worn. The head, hands and pedestal are all separate pieces.
The Burmese Mandalay style Buddha statue is apart from some of the Tai Yai Shan style statues often highly decorative, gilded, wearing a robe with thayo lacquer decoration around the edges of the robe and glass mosaics with a frilled and layered lapel falling from the left shoulder.