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Kneeling devotee

Kneeling devotee

  • Place of origin:

    Burma (made)

  • Date:

    before 1880 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gilt brass cast in the cire-perdue process

  • Museum number:

    436(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A deva (celestial) or royal figure represented kneeling and holding an offering bowl on its knees. Dressed in a coat, skirt cloth and pointed crown.

Place of Origin

Burma (made)

Date

before 1880 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Gilt brass cast in the cire-perdue process

Dimensions

Height: 8.7 cm, Width: 4.4 cm

Object history note

The figure probably formed part of a group of adorers in some scene in the life of the Buddha.

Descriptive line

Burmese gilt brass figure of a kneeling devotee in court dress. Konbaung Dynasty (1752-1885). Cast in the cire-perdue process. c. before 1880

Production Note

Possibly 18th century

Materials

Brass; Gilt

Techniques

Cire-perdue process

Subjects depicted

Buddhism

Categories

Religion

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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