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1988 Springfield Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040
United States
$ 2,000

Burmese Buddha

Documentation Signed
Period 1900-1919
Condition In very good condition as a relic.
Creation Date 1900
Description A Burmese Buddha Bust made of Dry Lacquer. Beautifully hand sculpted of Thayo in Shan style. Shan style Buddhas have angular features, triangular faces with a broad forehead, eyebrows arched high over narrowly opened eyes, a pointed nose with triangular nostrils, pursed thin lips, large and elongated ears meeting the shoulder. Shan style is highly desirable considered to emulate serene facial expressions of compassion, understanding and transcendence. Thayo is a lacquer paste made by mixing lacquer with wood ash, rise husk, bone powder and sawdust or like ingredients. Alternating layers are applied molded and sculpted by hand to achieve the desired thickness and end result. The process to make one piece can take months to years of layering the lacquer and continued sculpting details. This is an fine example of traditional Burmese lacquer folk art.
Styles / Movements Asian, Traditional
Dealer Reference Number BLW41
Incollect Reference Number 484220
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