Buddha Worshipper in carved and lacquered wood, gilding with gold leaf.
These statuettes are offered by the followers and are placed in temples and monasteries, near the statue of Buddha, to pay tribute to him, as indicates the position of the hands. A set of worshippers could count until 10 statuettes, representing the 10 most important disciples of Buddha, venerated in Burma. Bagan, Myanmar/Burma.
Circa late 19th century.
TRAVEL DIARY OF JEAN DUMOULIN:
I began to purchase these figurines during my first travel in 1996, and since then, at every trip, these are kept aside for me and I continue to acquire these... Unfortunately, finding beautiful ones of nice quality becomes more and more difficult. This one comes from one of my main contacts, in the region of Bagan, I regularly buy things from him since more than 25 years, the business was first run by the father, and now it is run by the children, even if the patriarch remains present to give his opinion and to decide, often in my favour, after long discussions to find a fair price.
In fair condition, with some age and use marks, cracks, the arms have been glued back, see pictures.
Will be carefully packaged and shipped with insurance via Bpost, with track & trace.
- XIX secolo
- Regione/paese d'origine
- Titolo dell'opera
- Adorant de Bouddha
- In discrete condizioni (restaurato), vedi descrizione
- 160×85×99 mm