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Seated buddha

Seated buddha

  • Place of origin:

    Burma (made)

  • Date:

    before 1880 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Made of carved wood covered with gilded black thitsi lacquer.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Buddha seated in the padmasana (lotus position) on a waisted lotus throne and in the bhumisparsa mudra (earth witness attitude).A whisk, which would have been held by his left hand (now broken at the wrist) lies across his lap. His robe is shown covering his left shoulder with a lightly decorated edge (barely visible) hanging down the torso, while the right arm is left bare. His hair, the fillet and the unisha resemble a close fitting cap.

Place of Origin

Burma (made)


before 1880 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Made of carved wood covered with gilded black thitsi lacquer.


Height: 66 cm including throne, Height: 48 cm of Buddha, Width: 32 cm at widest point

Descriptive line

Burmese teak lacquered and gilded Buddha. Konbaung Dynasty (1752-1885). Depicted seated on a waisted lotus throne in the padmasana bhumisparsa position. ca. before 1880.

Production Note

The 1880 Slip Book No. 1348 is incorrect for this object.


Wood; Thitsi lacquer; Gold leaf


Carving; Lacquering; Gilding


South & South East Asia Collection

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