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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
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.
Credit Line:
Gift of Doris Duke's Southeast Asian Art Collection
Other Number:
25.256   -   Other Number

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. 58
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