19th c. Excavated Burmese Shan Bronze Buddhas
The practice of burying Buddhas on the grounds or in the stupa of a temple is common in Southeast Asia. These small votive Buddhas are from a temple in the Shan states of Burma that was being rebuilt. They are a wonderful combination of bronze, remnants of gold gilt, and sedimentary deposits that have merged with the metal on parts of the surface. The Buddhas are in good condition with no breakage, only a wonderful deep patina from years of burial.
Measurements: 3 1/4"" high (8.26 cm)
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