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.