University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 2005-10-17B
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Burmese
Thai
Buddhist
Provenience: Burma
Date Made: 19th Century
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Wood
Lacquer
Glass
Technique:Gilded
Inlaid
Iconography:Buddha
Credit Line:Gift of Doris Duke's Southeast Asian Art Collection, 2005
Other Number25.256 - Other Number

Description

Standing Buddha in a classic Mandalay style posture. The Buddha's left hand holds his robe, while his right hand holds a myrobalan seed (Terminalia chebula). This herbal medicine treats physical disorders and also is reported to induce elevated psychic states that facilitate meditation. Ornate gilded robes with glass inlay.


Bibliography:

[Article] White, Joyce C. & Lang, Stephen A. 2008. "The Asian Section". Arts of Asia. 38 (5): 96-110. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 109, Fig. 58View Objects cited in this Publication

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