67 Seated Buddha (dhyanamudra)
circa 12th century
Lower Burma (Myanmar)
Buddha Sakyamuni seated in dhyanamudra with his legs crossed in virasana without a pedestal base. He has a downcast gaze and his elongated earlobes almost touch the shoulders. The ushnisha has a tall flammiform finial and its reverse depicts longer, less tightly curled hair than on the obverse. The robe leaves the right shoulder bare and is secured by a simple belt. The reverse is flattened.
Buddha Sakyamuni, seated figure, dhyanamudra, virasana, hollowed reverse
Very good condition; no breaks, chips, or serious corrosion; nice patination; some soil adheres to the reverse.
Surface indicating a high tin content. The practice of not naturally completing the reverse of the figure is characteristic of the bronzes of Lower Burma. The image was meant to be viewed frontally. This image comes with a small mount (not shown).
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Fraser-Lu. "Buddha Images from Burma, Part 2: Bronze and Related Metals", Arts of Asia. Mar-Apr 1981, pg 62-72
Frederic. The Art of Southeast Asia: Temples and Sculpture
Phayre. History of Burma
Zwalf. Buddhism: Art and Faith
Lowry. Burmese Art
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6-1/4" (16 cm)
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