Burmese Shan Lacquered Wooden Buddha Sculpture 19th c.
Burmese Shan Lacquered Wooden Buddha Sculpture 19th c.
Burmese Shan Lacquered Wooden Buddha Sculpture 19th c.
Burmese Shan Lacquered Wooden Buddha Sculpture 19th c.
Burmese Shan Lacquered Wooden Buddha Sculpture 19th c.
Burmese Shan Lacquered Wooden Buddha Sculpture 19th c.

Burmese Shan Lacquered Wooden Buddha Sculpture 19th c.

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Burmese Shan Lacquered Wooden Buddha Sculpture 19th century (c.a.1800)

Size: 54cm high, 15cm wide, 15cm deep.

Good Condition. The wood itself has typical dry rot damage to the base as well as old termite damage.

A beautiful classic piece of Burmese Shan Buddhist art. The Buddha sits in the Burmese lotus, Earth-touching position which commemorates the Buddha's attainment of enlightenment. The figure sits on an elaborate multi-stepped plinth. The piece has a reliquary compartment in the back. 

Object literature: The Shan arrived in Burma, Myanmar possibly from Yunnan, China. The first Shan-style Buddha images that were found seem to date back to the 17th century. The main and most common features of the Shan-style Buddha sculptures are a triangular face with a broad forehead, eyebrows arched high over narrowly opened eyes, a pointed nose with triangular nostrils, pursed thin lips, large and elongated ears, and short necks. They are often seated in Vajrasana with hands in Bhumisparsha mudra. 

Object History: Acquired Bought in 2011 from Harlan J Berk, Chicago.