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    Sale 12454

    The Dani & Anna Ghigo Collection: Part II: Oriental Carpets, European Furniture, Works of Art & Tapestries, Chinese, Japanese & South East Asian Works of Art

    12 May 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 297

    TWO GILT AND BLACK LACQUERED WOOD FIGURES OF BUDDHA AND A MONK

    BURMA, MANDALAY PERIOD, LATE 19TH CENTURY

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    TWO GILT AND BLACK LACQUERED WOOD FIGURES OF BUDDHA AND A MONK
    BURMA, MANDALAY PERIOD, LATE 19TH CENTURY
    Each standing in samabhanga on a lotus base, the first with his right hand lowered in varadamudra and the left holding a section of his samghati falling in pleats around his body, his face with serene expression, downcast eyes, faint smiling lips, his hair combed with curls rising into the ushnisha and secured with a tiara; the second with both hands in front of the abdomen supporting a large alms-bowl, wearing a monastic robe covering both shoulders, his face displaying a serene expression with downcast eyes below arched eyebrows, elongated earlobes and shaved hair, on wood base
    The Buddha 45 ¾ in. (116 cm.) high, mounted, on stand; the monk 61 in. (155 cm.) high, mounted


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    Provenance

    The Buddha: Acquired in Bangkok, 1981.