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Statuette

Native NameShin Upagou
Object Number:89-13-28
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Burmese
Buddhist
Provenience: Burma
Period: Konbaung Dynasty
Date Made: Mid 19th Century
Early Date: 1826
Late Date: 1874
Section:Asian
Materials:Brass (uncertain)
Technique:Lost Wax Casting
Gilded
Iconography:Shin Upagou
Upagupta
Monk
Virasana
Credit Line:Gift of the Estate of Elizabeth Lyons, Keeper of the Asian Collections, University Museum, 1989

Description

Buddhist Saint Upagupta (Sanskrit), or Shin Upagok (Burmese), seated in virasana position, holding alms bowl in lap. Head turned slightly upwards to the right to check the sun for time before eating last meal of the day. The robe is in open style with the right shoulder bare. Etched linear design. Seated on base which is cast in one piece with figure. Traces of red lacquer and gilding.

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