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Title

Seated Buddha


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

This is an inscribed sculpture of the Buddha from Mynamar. The inscription gives the date as 1926 (Burmese era 1288). The sculpture is in the form of Buddha images from the 18th and early 19th centuries, demonstrating that styles persisted for extended periods of time in Myanmar. The decoration on the robe and the shape of the face indicate that the piece was probably made in Myanmar for sale in the Shan States, a common practice.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, February 2012.


Details


Place where the work was made

Myanmar


Cultural origin

Shan state


Date

1926


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

bronze


Dimensions

27.5 x 14.0 x 6.0 cm


Credit

Gift of Dr Peter Elliott 2012


Accession number

71.2012



Place

Where the work was made
Myanmar

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history