ST1100 GILDED AND LACQUERED WOOD SEATED BUDDHA
MANDALAY PERIOD, CIRCA 1940
H. 80 CMS, 31 ½ INS
A large and decorative gilded and lacquered wood Buddha with his right hand lowered in bhumisparsimudra (the gesture of summoning the earth to witness) and the left resting in his lap, the face meditative and serene beneath a domed usnisha, the sanghati (monastic robe) with folds projecting from the arms and a central pleat extending vertically downwards across the chest and midriff.
PROVENANCE: Private English collection.