Seated Buddha with sublime finesse and elegance
18th century, Nyaung Yan period
Buddha is seated in dhyanasana, his left hand in mediation mudra, resting in his lap, holding a bowl filled with medicinal nectar and fruit. His right hand rests on his knee, palm facing outwards, in the blessing mudra.
The bitter and medicinal fruit of the myrobalan plant is held between the thumb and the forefinger. This is a representation of the Buddha called Medicine Buddha.
They eyes are half-closed and the eyebrows are prominent.
Buddha wears a very elaborate monk's robe, with royal or princely allures, withy additional flaps and folds.
Very good condition, despite the missing part of the throne.
Beautiful chocolate patina