Large Burmese Votive Panel, Shan States, 112cm
Large Burmese Votive Panel, Shan States, 112cm.
Superb, and very scarce, example of an antique Buddhist Votive panel from Burma, Shan States. Late 19th / early 20th Century.
18 carved seated Buddhas are depicted in this teak wood panel, with polychrome, glass and lacquer decoration. Excellent condition overall - just 1 piece of glass decoration missing on the edge. Repairs to lower finials. The panel emerges from a lotus pedestal base.
Each Buddha's hands are in the gesture of Bhumisparsa Mudra - the symbol of touching the earth; calling the earth to witness. In Thai it is better known as the subduing Mara position - Mara being the demon that tried to prevent the Buddha attaining enlightenment. The legs are in full lotus position.
This is a substantial piece and will require pallet delivery - please enquire to discuss before purchasing.
Height = 112cm, Width = 52cm, Depth = 18cm.