AGE: – Post Mandalay art period 1885 – 1948
CONSTRUCTION: – Teak wood
DESCRIPTION: – Burmese Mandalay Wood Buddha Statue with glass mosaic, stone eyes and thayo lacquer decoration, gilded
HEIGHT: – 63cm
WIDTH: – 39cm
DEPTH: – 29cm
WEIGHT: – 10.5 kg.
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Very nice decorative Post Mandalay Burmese Buddha statue with stone eyes, ornately decorated robe with glass mosaics on both the front and back. Seated on single lotus pedestal decorated on the front with glass mosaics and thayo lacquer. Hand gesture bhumisparsa mudra “Calling earth to witness”.
It is likely that this piece has had some renovations and been re-gilded, although not recently, normally this type of Mandalay Buddha is not hollow although some do have small niches at the back of the pedestal to contain small relics. It would appear to me that the base has been hollowed out in order to repair a couple of splits. This can be seen in the bottom picture where black strips can be seen inside the base, none the less it is a beautiful old piece and highly decorative.