UH10052 Burmese carved solid wood image of the Hermit Sumedha, known for lying down and stretching his body thin before the Dipankara Buddha using his body as a bridge so that the Buddha would not have to walk in the mud, in turn prophesied that Sumedha would become the next Buddha. Portrayed here in this stretched-out form with arms extend grasping his long hair with a lotus spire ornament at the top, all covered in red/brown lacquer with traces of gold leaf remaining, later mounted upright on a simple solid wood base. Minor signs of wear, overall fine condition. 58-1/2” High. 19th Century. $4,500.


To purchase or for more information, please call 619/977-6717 or e-mail
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For further reading on Burmese Buddha, please go to our on-line articles entitled
Buddha Images from Burma, Part I: Sculptured in Stone,
Buddha Images from Burma, Part II: Bronze and Related Materials, and
Buddha Images from Burma, Part III: Wood and Lacquer
by Sylvia Fraser-Lu

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For pricing information, please call 619/977-6717 or e-mail
asianart@lasieexotique.com