Mandalay Style Burmese Buddha Statue 35"
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Mandalay Style Burmese Buddha Statue 35" Item #1mw18

Materials: Teak Wood with Glass Mosaic

Origin: Hand Carved in Myanmar (Burma)

Height: 35 inches

Width: 7 inches

Depth: 5.5 inches

Weight: 15 pounds

Price: $990



Description

"A magnificent and rare find!"
Brenda, Dharma Sculpture

Mounted on a simple double lotus base, this beautiful standing Buddha statue is in the classic Mandalay style; a more naturalistic mode of portraying the Buddha image’s facial features and robes that developed during the late eighteenth century and continues to be the prevalent mode of representation today. Unlike earlier carvings, such standing figures were not always carved from a single block of wood as seen here. The hands and/or flared sides of the lower robe were often carved separately and later dovetailed with joins filled in and lacquered over. The torso of the Buddha is completely enveloped in an elaborately draped capelike outer robe (uttarasanga) that terminates around the hemlines in cascades of flaring overlapping folds finished with bands of raised lacquer scrolling inlaid with mirror and glass mosaic. The shoulder cloth (sanghati) is similarly decorated. Monks in Myanmar (Burma) wear their robes in this covered mode when going outside the monastery on the morning alms rounds and to other events. The hands are in a variant of the varada mudra, a gesture of benevolence. The right hand of the Buddha holds the myrobalan fruit (terminalia chebula), suggestive of the physical and spiritual healing powers of the Buddha.

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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