19th c. Excavated Burmese Shan Bronze Buddha
The practice of burying Buddhas on the grounds or in the stupa of a temple is common in Southeast Asia. This Buddha is from a temple in the Shan states of Burma that was being rebuilt. The standing Buddha is a wonderful combination of bronze, small remnants of gold gilt, and sedimentary deposits that have merged with the metal on parts of the surface. The Buddha is in good condition with only one missing phlange of the base and with a wonderful patina from years of burial.
Measurements: 5 1/4" high (13.33 cm)
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