Buddha statue

    SKU: cmcr91600

    £195.00 Members' price *

    About

    Exclusive to the British Museum, this is a reproduction of one of the finest known Burmese sculptures of the Pagan Period.

    Moulded from the 12-13th century bronze original, the Buddha is shown touching the earth with his right hand, recalling the moment when he called upon the Earth to witness his Enlightenment. This posture, or mudrã, is extremely common among Burmese images of the Buddha.

    At the height of its prosperity the city of Pagan, where this statue originated from, was a flourishing and important Buddhist centre. Thousands of temples were built in the city, and even today in its abandoned and ruined state, approximately 2,000 survive. Stylistically the influence of eastern Indian sculptural traditions is still strong.

    The replica is moulded from the original in the department of Oriental Antiquities.

    Specification

    Product code: cmcr91600
    Price category: £100 to £500
    World culture: Asia
    Materials: Hand-coloured resin
    Details: Moulded from the original in the Department of Oriental Antiquities. Not suitable for outdoor use.
    Size: 32cm
    Weight: 3.8kg
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

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