Shakyamuni Buddha Burma, XIX century, author unknown
Burma, XIX c. wood, lacquer, inlaid; 84 cmThe wooden sculpture "crowned Shakyamuni Buddha" belongs to a widespread tradition in the countries of Indochina to portray the earthly Buddha Siddhartha Gautama, called "sage of the Shakya" - Shakyamuni, in the image of the king, crowned and in royal attire (royal necklace on his chest). This type of image is different from the classic iconography (when Shakyamuni is depicted in the image of the monk) appeared in India in the middle of the Pala period (the end of the 9 - 10 at the beginning.) And soon became popular in Indochina.
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