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Hollow Lacquer Burmese Shan Buddha Statue

AGE: 19th – early 20th Century
CONSTRUCTION: Hollow Lacquer
DESCRIPTION: Hollow Lacquer Burmese Shan Buddha Statue, Thayo lacquer and gilded (worn of in places)

HEIGHT: 59cm
WIDTH: 45cm
DEPTH: 33cm
WEIGHT: 3.35 kg.
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Hollow Lacquer Burmese Shan Buddha Statue

This 19th to early 20th Century Hollow Lacquer Burmese Shan Buddha Statue has had some reinforcing around the base. Thayo lacquer decorates the base and edges of the robe. Thayo lacquer represents hair curls on the head seated in the lotus position with hand gesture – Bhumisparsha mudra “Calling Earth to Witness”.

During the 20th Century hollow lacquer Buddha statues lost popularity and production came to a standstill, probably because of the painstaking work involved in creating them. Each hollow lacquer statue prior to the close of the 20th century took three months to make. Today in Burma due to more modern technology and tools these hollow lacquer Buddha statues are gaining in popularity, they are light and give the appearance of those Buddha statues that are made from wood.

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Hollow Lacquer Burmese Shan Buddha Statue
Hollow Lacquer Burmese Shan Buddha Statue

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Hollow Lacquer Burmese Shan Buddha Statue
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