17 September 1999
A Rare and Large Bronze Figure of Buddha
Burma, Arakan, 15th Century
Seated in dhyanasana and dhyana mudra on a flat-shaped cushion with lotus frieze over a stepped plinth, with a long flowing dhoti and cape, multi-stranded necklace with pendent jewels, his face with a benign expression with downcast eyes and full lips beneath an intricate foliate tiara, the bronze with a warm brown patina
20 in. (52.1 cm.) high
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D. Stadtner (ed.), The Art of Burma: New Studies, 1999, fig. 11, p. 63.
Bronzes of this type are extremely rare. It is interesting to note the distinct influence of contemporary Tibeto-Chinese bronzes of the Yongle Period.
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