AGE: – 20th Century possibly older
CONSTRUCTION: – Wood, Thayo Lacquer, Glass Mosaic and gild decoration
DESCRIPTION: – Old Burmese Standing Buddha Statue
HEIGHT: – 65cm
WIDTH: – 18cm
DEPTH: – 8cm
WEIGHT: – 2.3 Kg.
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An unusual Old Burmese Standing Buddha Statue with Feet pointed sideways, nice detailed carving depicting the folds of the robe, it would appear that a coating of Thayo lacquer has been applied in more recent times. It stands on a double lotus pedestal with an unusual stance, feet pointed outwards and right knee slightly bent, hand gesture in the Abhaya mudra, the gesture of fearlessness, reassurance and protection. 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 square glass mosaics line the outside of the lower part the robe with round green and red mosaics decorating the lapel. A central panel decorated with thayo lacquer scrolls drop from the waist. Some mosaics are covered with thayo lacquer, indicating that this Buddha statue has had some restoration.
This is not a traditional style Burmese Buddha Statue and is indicative of where it came from close to the Thai border with a mix of influences from both Thailand and Burma.
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.