Earth Touching Burmese Buddha Statue on a Double Throne 23"
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Earth Touching Burmese Buddha Statue on a Double Throne 23" Item #1bw16

Materials: Hand Painted Teak Wood

Origin: Hand Carved in Myanmar (Burma)

Height: 23 inches

Width: 9 inches

Depth: 7.5 inches

Weight: 15 pounds

Price: $700

Sale Price: $630



Description

This Burmese Buddha statue with its rounded face, shoulder touching earlobes, narrow band separating the forehead from the hair curls and lotus bud finial atop a broad low ushnisha is typical of the late Ava Dynasty. The simple robe covering the left shoulder is also a characteristic. Lord Buddha is seated on a high waisted throne.

His right hand is in the “earth-touching” bhumisparsa mudra, also know as “calling the earth to witness”, which represents the moment when the Buddha, seated in meditation under the Bodhi Tree on the eve of enlightenment, is challenged by Mara (the Evil One) to prove that he had given alms. At that point the Buddha touched the ground with his right hand, asking the earth to bear witness to his good deeds in previous existences. In response, the earth quaked, causing Mara and his hosts to flee. This mudra may also be referred to as maravijaya meaning “victory over Mara.”

This wood sculpture is a one of a kind statue, hand carved by the very talented artists of Myanmar (Burma). Every piece is truly unique!

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