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Buddha in Meditation (Dhyana Mudra)
Item No. 19027

20th Century, Buddhist, Burma
Lacquer over Wood with Gilt and Inset Glass
15.5" x 10.5" x 8.25"
( 39.37 x 26.67 x 20.955 cm)
(H x W x D)

This lacquer over wood gilt Buddha sits in bhumisparsa, the earth witnessing position, with his oversized left hand in his lap and his right touching the earth in front of him. He is portrayed in typical Mandalay style, with slight indentations for the hair, a prominent ushnisha and a fillet band separatng the forehead from the hair which is centered with a flower composed of a large pink cut glass circle surrounded by small round cut glass petals, and with cut glass "jewels" on the borders of his robe, his hem and his sleeves. He sits on an indented curved red pedestal. His soft features are highlighted by pigment at he lips and eyes, and his face is framed with large pendulous earlobes which extend to his shoulders.

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