Arakan | Rakhine Period Buddha Statue 18'
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Arakan | Rakhine Period Buddha Statue 18' Item #1bw21

Materials: Hand Carved Teak Wood

Origin: Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

Height: 18 inches, 45.72 cm

Width: 8.5 inches, 21.59 cm

Depth: 6.5 inches, 16.51 cm

Weight: 7 pounds

Price: $495

Sale Price: $445



Description

The faces of Buddha images from the Arakan period in Myanmar (Burma) are strongly influenced by Pali art. In these images, the Buddha’s face is tilted, facing downwards and the fingers are in the bhumisparsha mudra (earth touching gesture). Arakan Buddha images are typically depicted sitting in the crossed legged position - padmasana. The most striking feature of Arakanese art is the larger size of the ushnisha on top of the Buddha’s head as seen in this Burmese Buddha statue. The enlarged ushnisha signifies that Lord Buddha has achieved celestial level.

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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