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Title

Seated Buddha

1926

Artists

Unknown Artist

  • 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
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    71.2012
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

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  • 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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Myanmar

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition