Lot 53: 17th C. Burmese Gilded Bronze Buddha Devotees (5)

Artemis Gallery

October 27, 2016, 7:00 AM PST
Louisville, CO, US
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Description: Southeast Asia, Burma (modern day Myanmar), Ava Period, ca. 17th century CE. A wonderful ensemble of gilded bronze cast miniature votives depicting kneeling devotees, the three central figures (possibly Bodhisattva figures with the flame of Nirvana upon their heads) presenting an offering to Buddha in their hands, the rightmost figure with hands in a gesture of prayer or respect, the leftmost figure a dancer wearing an elaborate headdress and presenting a conical cup of offerings to Buddha. These are strong examples of Burmese Shan (Tai-Yai) miniature artworks which would have originally been part of a small set representing a significant scene from the life of Buddha. Custom stand. Size: tallest figure measures 2.5" H (6.4 cm) Provenance: Ex - Private San Diego, CA collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #116517
Condition Report: Losses to upper and/or lower termini of each as shown. Surface wear with losses to gilding as shown.
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