Large 19th C Burmese Buddha sculpture

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Large 19th C Burmese Buddha sculpture

Large 19th C Burmese Buddha sculpture

 

Large antique Mandalay, Birmese Buddha statue with the Bhumisparsha Mudra. Shan style.

A mudra in Buddha statues is a gesture and body posture holding special meanings and commemorating few of the important moments in the Buddha's life. One of the most common and popular mudras which are found depicted in Buddha statues is the Bhumisparsha mudra, translated as the earth touching gesture. Buddha statues with this mudra are commonly known as the "earth-witness" Buddha and these iconographic representations are one of the most popular Buddhas you can find anywhere in the world. This posture is known as Calling The Earth to Witness, and it is the definition of the moment of enlightenment for the Buddha.

Hand carved, heavy hardwood, decorated with delicate tube lined gesso with multiple small glass disks, forming ornamentation on the robes and the hairdress.
Weight 30 kgs. Height 80 cm, width 70 cm. 

Condition: The original gesso and painted decorations are heavily worn. Originally is was probably gold gilded, now there are only remains of the red base coat and of the glass ornaments with gesso lines.

Restoration: Paint consolidation; the flaking paint is stabilised in our restoration studio. One missing glass eye replaced

Shipping: Contact us for shipping cost to your location


Antiek, groot beeld uit Birma van Boeddha met het Bhumisparsha Mudra gebaar. Gemaakt in Shan stijl. 

De Bhumisparsha Mudra is een gebaar met de linkerhand in de schoot en de rechterhand wijzend naar de grond, met de handpalm naar binnen.

Handgesneden uit hardhout, gedecoreerd met gesso draadlijnen met glazen schijfjes op het gewaad en het kapsel.

Gewicht 30 kg. Hoogte 80 cm, breedte 70 cm.

Conditie: De geschilderde decoratie is ernstig aangetast. Waarschijnlijk was het beeld oorspronkelijk met bladgoud bedekt, nu zijn er nog resten van de rode ondergrond en van de glazen ornamenten.

Restauratie: Loszittende verf is gestabiliseerd. Eén ontbrekend oog vervangen

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