This is a 15thC Ava Buddha with remains of Pagan influence. The entire piece once had the maroon (not the exact name for the color) lacquer and gilding which still covers the face covering the entire body and base. As with many Burmese pieces, he has been extensively cleaned. The piece has silver inlaid fingernails and nipples (one nipple missing) and eyes. My guess is that he must have been protected by the thick lacquer – some high quality larger Thai and Burmese pieces do not get worn like their Indian and Himalayan counterparts if they are in a temple.Came out of the collection of a professor at Chiang Mai University when 15 years ago (not a dealer) who was quite old and was downsizing. VERY heavy. Great quality, rarity, beauty, and size. Never seen another. 13 tall."
Availability : Sold
Dating: 15th Century