Arakanese Gilt Lacquered Bronze Mahakyain phara (Royal Oath) Buddha Image, a seated figure depicted in the bhumisparsa (earth touching) mudra, with small “fruit” in left hand, a majestic figure with elaborate crown, hairstyle and protruding earrings, attenuated earlobes touching shoulders, simple draped robes with pronounced bracelets and plate necklace, seated in padmasana on a tiered triangular base. A heavy uniform casting with base partially hollow.
Condition: Losses to the original lacquer and gilt revealing the bronze base having a genuine greenish patina, overall a fine example. Measuring: 9-7/8 inches high x 4 inches wide x 3 inches deep.
Weight: 3 lbs. 4 oz.
Mrauk-u period, 1287 - 1785

Ex Collection: Sally Fall, San Diego purchased from Xanadu Gallery, San Francisco 2001.

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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