Outstanding and truly haunting Ascetic Buddha before enlightenment, during a period when he sat steadfast under the Bodhi tree. Comes from a type originally sculpted during the Gandharan period, and then rarely sculpted in the 1800 years since. The best emulations in the past several hundred years that I am aware of are all from Burma, as is this one. Extremely fine example-in every way, from the sculpting, to casting, to patina, finishing, to condition. 18/19thC- hard to date more precisely than that. Measures 6 inches x 4 inches x 2.25 inches, but seems much larger in presence.
Availability : For Sale
Dating: 18th Century - 19th Century
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