AGE: – Early to mid 20th Century
CONSTRUCTION: – Wood with lacquer decoration
DESCRIPTION: – Burmese Shan Standing Wood Buddha Statue – The back has some lacquer missing, (see picture). The head has a small crack from above the centre of the eyebrows to the back of the base of the hairline where the crack is a bit larger. The base of the lotus at the back has a crack but has been repaired with a sliver of wood.
HEIGHT: – 65cm
WIDTH: – 18.5cm
WEIGHT: – 2.65 kg.
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Burmese Shan Standing Wood Buddha Statue – the body of this statue is skillfully painted with a red lacquer and overlay of gold and black stripes painted horizontally around the upper torso and vertically on the bottom half of the robe. This piece was hand carved and comes from the Shan states of Burma.
The Shan people of the Kachin and Shan hills are descendants of the Mongols who dominated most of the northern to eastern parts of Burma.
This Buddha statue stands on a single lotus pedestal with the left hand pressed palm against the chest in Mahakaruna Mudra, the mudra of “great compassion”.