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Large 19th C. Burmese Mandalay Gilt Wood Buddha
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Southeast Asia, Burma (present day Myanmar), late 19th to early 20th century CE. Impressive for its grand size and fine artistry, a gilded hand-carved wood standing Buddha statue wearing a voluminous sanghati robe with elegant drapery folds that are skillfully rendered and inlaid with mirror and glass borders - the central band featuring green and red glass rosettes surrounded by two bands of circular reflective mirror inlays. The Buddha holds a myrobalan seed (Terminalia chebula - possessing herbal medicinal value and also thought to bring about a meditative state) in his right hand and stands with bare feet upon an equally elaborate gilt wood stylized lotus pedestal, all upon a teak wood plinth. Size: 40" H (101.6 cm); 47.5" H (120.6 cm) on included custom stand.

The Buddha's visage is one of peace and tranquility, with relaxed downcast eyes, arched brows, a naturalistic nose, gently smiling lips, smooth facial contours, elongated earlobes, and a tightly curled coiffure adorned by a band of mirror inlays, a band of green glass inlays, and a rosette with a central red glass inlay surrounded by mirror inlays. All is topped by Buddha's coiffure of gilded bas relief curls and ushnisha.

See a similar Mandalay Buddha in the Penn Museum collection - object number 2005-10-17B.

Provenance: private New York, New York, USA collection; ex-private Texas, USA collection, 1990s

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#153136
Condition
Hands were carved separately and joined to the arms; one can see a slight gap at the juncture between the hands and arms. Loss to a few inlays at back left proper lobe of lotus pedestal, but most of the inlays have survived. Slight craquelure to the pigmentation on the face and hands. Normal surface wear commensurate with age. Black base below lotus pedestal was likely added later and has some repaired/stabilized cracks.
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Large 19th C. Burmese Mandalay Gilt Wood Buddha

Estimate $1,600 - $2,500
Mar 12, 2020
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Starting Price $800
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0083D: Large 19th C. Burmese Mandalay Gilt Wood Buddha

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Est. $1,600 - $2,500Starting Price $800
Ancient / Ethnographic Around The World
Mar 12, 2020 10:00 AM EDT
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Lot 0083D Details

Description
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Southeast Asia, Burma (present day Myanmar), late 19th to early 20th century CE. Impressive for its grand size and fine artistry, a gilded hand-carved wood standing Buddha statue wearing a voluminous sanghati robe with elegant drapery folds that are skillfully rendered and inlaid with mirror and glass borders - the central band featuring green and red glass rosettes surrounded by two bands of circular reflective mirror inlays. The Buddha holds a myrobalan seed (Terminalia chebula - possessing herbal medicinal value and also thought to bring about a meditative state) in his right hand and stands with bare feet upon an equally elaborate gilt wood stylized lotus pedestal, all upon a teak wood plinth. Size: 40" H (101.6 cm); 47.5" H (120.6 cm) on included custom stand.

The Buddha's visage is one of peace and tranquility, with relaxed downcast eyes, arched brows, a naturalistic nose, gently smiling lips, smooth facial contours, elongated earlobes, and a tightly curled coiffure adorned by a band of mirror inlays, a band of green glass inlays, and a rosette with a central red glass inlay surrounded by mirror inlays. All is topped by Buddha's coiffure of gilded bas relief curls and ushnisha.

See a similar Mandalay Buddha in the Penn Museum collection - object number 2005-10-17B.

Provenance: private New York, New York, USA collection; ex-private Texas, USA collection, 1990s

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#153136
Condition
...
Hands were carved separately and joined to the arms; one can see a slight gap at the juncture between the hands and arms. Loss to a few inlays at back left proper lobe of lotus pedestal, but most of the inlays have survived. Slight craquelure to the pigmentation on the face and hands. Normal surface wear commensurate with age. Black base below lotus pedestal was likely added later and has some repaired/stabilized cracks.

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