From: Burma

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number 2005-10-17B
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Burmese | Thai | Buddhist
Provenience Burma
Date Made 19th Century
Section Asian
Materials Wood | Lacquer | Glass
Technique Gilded | Inlaid
Iconography Buddha

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, 2005
Other Number 25.256 - Other Number

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