AGE: – 20th Century
CONSTRUCTION: – Wood, Thayo Lacquer, Glass Mosaic and gild decoration
DESCRIPTION: – Burmese Shan Standing Buddha Statue Feet sideways
HEIGHT: – 65cm
WIDTH: – 18cm
DEPTH: – 8cm
WEIGHT: – 2.3 Kg.
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An unusual Burmese Shan Standing Buddha Statue Feet sideways with very nice detailed carving depicting the folds of the robe. It would appear to me that this Buddha statue has some age to it, but difficult to place a specific time frame.
The body is nicely proportioned, standing on a double lotus pedestal. A little damage to Thayo lacquer on the back of the head (see picture), red glass mosaics show the outline of the lower section of the robe, with a central panel of thayo lacquer scrolls dropping from the waist. Green and red mosaics outline the folds of the lapel on the upper part of the body. Some mosaics are covered with thayo lacquer, indicating that this Buddha statue has had some restoration. Gold leaf through out the whole body.
I was told this statue was found in a Shan village close to the Thai border. The style is not traditional Burmese, more than likely crafted by a Thai craftsmen with a mix of influences. This statue has had a thick coating of Thayo lacquer applied in more recent times. It stands on a double lotus pedestal, an highly unusual stance with feet pointed outwards, right hand in the Abhaya mudra gesture.
This Buddha statue has many small square pieces of gold leaf stuck to the body, a practice in Myanmar where they venerate the Buddha with an offering of a square piece of gold leaf.