G692.1 A LIFE-SIZE LACQUERED AND GILDED WOOD STANDING BUDDHA


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G692.1 A LIFE-SIZE LACQUERED AND GILDED WOOD STANDING BUDDHA

BURMA, AVA PERIOD

18TH – 19TH CENTURY

H. 162 CMS, 64 INS

A life-size lacquered and gilded wood standing Buddha, the face smiling and serene, with both hands lowered in varadamudra (the wish-granting or welcoming gesture), with long earlobes, the head with a slight usnisha and topped by a lotus finial.

Reference: For a similar Buddha see Sylvia Fraser-Lu, Buddha Images from Burma, Part III: Wood and Lacquer, Arts of Asia, May-June 1981.

Provenance: Private English collection. Acquired from a collector in the north of England.