AGE: – 19th Century
CONSTRUCTION: – Teak wood with Thayo lacquer and glass mosaic decoration, gilded
DESCRIPTION: – Very impressive Burmese Shan Gilded Wood Buddha Statue. Age related wear – small vertical crack from the base up (see picture). Some glass mosaics missing and wood chipped on the base, gild worn in places exposing lacquer underneath.
HEIGHT: – 88cm
WIDTH: – 42cm
DEPTH: – 32cm
WEIGHT: – 19.15 kg.
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An impressive Burmese Shan Gilded Wood Buddha Statue seated on high stepped thin waisted three tiered pedestal with hand gesture in bhumisparsa mudra also referred to as touching earth mudra seen with the five fingers on the right hand extended downwards to touch the earth, symbolizing the moment of the Buddha’s enlightenment. Thayo lacquer floral scrolls and glass mosaics decorate the throne and robe with a beautiful serene expression with eyes lowered, a slight smile and large rounded usnisha with a a long finial. Age related wear to the gilding and lacquer.
The hole in the lower base of the pedestal at the back would have been a relic chamber which would have held some form of Buddhist relic at one time, now empty. A beautiful and magnificent traditional Shan Buddha Statue in the Pinya style, with the robe covering the right shoulder.
The Kingdom of Pinya was once the capital of central Burma, located in the Mandalay region of Myanmar. It was ruled by six Barman kings in succession from 1313 – 1365, it was then followed by the Kingdom of Ava, also referred to as the Konbaung Dynasty which was founded in 1364 and lasted until 1555.
The Pinya Kingdom