Rare Antique Artifact Shan Era Burmese Buddha Statue 1800's
ANTIQUE BURMESE BUDDHA STATUE FROM THE LATE SHAN PERIOD. ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL STATUE OF A BURMESE BUDDHA. CLASSIC BURMESE FEATURES ANGULAR SHAPED HEAD, ELONGATED EARLOBES ROUND TRIANGULAR USHINA (HEAD TOP KNOT)THIS ENLIGHTENED BUDDHA HAS A SERENE AND PEACEFUL FACE. IT FEATURES, THE LORD, BUDDHA SEATED IN THE CLASSIC POSE OF "CALLING THE EARTH TO WITNESS". THIS POSE SYMBOLIZES BUDDHA ATTAINING ENLIGHTENMENT BY CONQUERING EARTHY AND EVIL FORCES. THE LEFT HAND IS RESTING GENTLY ON HIS LAP WITH THE PALM FACING UPWARD. HIS RIGHT HAND TOUCHES THE GROUND TO SUBDUE MARA (THE DEVIL AND EVIL FORCES) BUDDHA IS WEARING A SIMPLE ROBE OF A MONK THE HALF-CLOSED EYES LOOK DOWN INSTEAD OF OUTWARD. A SERENE AND PEACEFUL POSE OF BUDDHA AS HE REACHES ENLIGHTENMENT. CIRCA LATE 19TH CENTURY DEPICTS THE SHAN PERIOD (TAI YAI) PERIOD. STATUE WAS PREVIOUSLY MUSEUM DISPLAYED. ORIGIN: BURMA (MODERN DAY MYANMAR) MATERIAL: BRONZE ALLOY, AGE RELATED WEAR. NO CRACKS OR REPAIRS. GOLD GILDING REMAINS ON STATUE. DIMENSION: APPROX. 12 X 6 X 4 INCHES WEIGHT: APPROX. 6 POUNDS, CIRCA MID-LATE 18TH CENTURY. CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY INCLUDED WITH PURCHASE.
CERTIFIED: This item comes with a third party certification of authenticity guaranteeing the description of the item.
DESCRIPTION NOTE: This item came with an antique retail tag of $8,500.00
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