ST1167 GILDED, LACQUERED AND INLAID WOOD SEATED BUDDHA
H. 34 CMS, 13 ½ INS
A carved, gilded and lacquered wood Buddha, inlaid with glass, 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
For a closely related, alabaster Mandalay period example in the Victoria and Albert Museum, please see cat. no. 8 in J. Lowry, Burmese Art, London: Victoria & Albert Museum, 1974.
For a similar wooden image see P.141, page 185 in S. Lopetcharat, Myanmar Buddha: The Image and Its History, Bangkok: Siam International Books Co. Ltd, 2007.
For more on wood and lacquer Buddhas from this period, see Sylvia Fraser-Lu, Buddha Images from Burma, Part III: Wood and Lacquer, Arts of Asia, May-June 1981.
PROVENANCE: Private Scottish collection.