Rare 18th Century Wooden Seated Shan Buddha.  Mara Vijaya.  Gold Gilt. Burma.

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A very special and rare find!   The Tai-Shan people are believed to have migrated from Yunnan China.  The Shan - who call themselves Tai - form one section of the large Tai ethnic group.  They span from1315 to 1948.

 

This particular Buddha is from East Central Myanmar, Kengtung.  It is a temple buddha and has been carefully cared for.  It has been in collectors' hands for well over 100 years . . .  most recently from two in Thailand.  An individual and an antiquity dealer for the last 20 years.

 

The Burmese wooden Buddha is sitting in the Mara Vijaya (calling the earth to witness) posture with a meditative facial expression.  Traces of the original lacquer and gold gilt remain.

 

In exceptional condition for its age.  Delivered with a Certificate of Authenticity, export permit and seal from the Ministry of Culture.

 

For the Very Serious Collector of museum quality statues.

 

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