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Mandalay Period, 19th century
Marble, Glass Inlay
The content on this Buddha shows a beautiful mixture of happines and serenity. The soft face is outlined with colorful glass which adds to the majesty of this captivating Buddha head.
At the end of the 18th Century a new style of Buddha images emerged in Burma. Centered around the city of Mandalay which was considered the heart of Burmas Buddhist art, thanks to the patronage of King Mandon, a devour Buddhist himself.
Mandalay Period art focused on a realism in the features of the Buddha and his attire. The style of the faces is oval with long, pointed nose, full lips and almond eyes defined by clear eyebrows.
Elongated to the shoulders, the curved earlobes are placed well behind the round ushnisha, a protrusion at the top of the head illustrating the Buddha’s enlightenment. Height 35 cm
Price Category D
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