AGE: – 19th – 20th Century
CONSTRUCTION: – Teak Wood, Thayo lacquer and gild decoration
DESCRIPTION: – Burmese Teak Wood Mandalay Buddha Statue -Wood with lacquer and glass decoration, red lacquer showing where the gild has worn away, eyes are stone or glass.
HEIGHT: – 53cm
WIDTH: – 41cm
DEPTH: – 29cm
WEIGHT: – 7.7 kg.
A typical Burmese teak wood Mandalay Buddha statue with a lot of detail, three tiered throne with glass decoration on the forehead, The left hand lies in the lap, palm upwards whilst the right hand bends over the right knee with fingers slightly touching the ground, glass eyes with hand gesture in Bhumisparsa Mudra “touching earth” representing the Buddha calling the earth to witness after his encounter with the demon lord Mara who tried to prevent him from reaching enlightenment.
During his meditation, Siddhartha is subjected to many temptations, many of these posed by the evil Mara, who bombards him with his demons, violent storms, monsters and his seductive daughters.