Jul 9, 2012
Aug 30, 2005
Jul 9, 2012

Standing Buddha

Standing Buddha

1100s

Gold repoussé

Overall: 13.8 x 5.7 cm (5 7/16 x 2 1/4 in.)

Gift of Maxine and Morris Stone 1987.154

Location

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Pegu, the capital of the Mon empire, is on the south-central coast of Myanmar.

Description

Standing on a lotus, surrounded by flames, this Buddha image was probably one of many similar gold repoussé plaques that were buried in a funerary mound known as a stupa, along with relics and semiprecious stones, as part of the consecration materials that lend to the sacrality of the monument. Few have survived the melting down and repurposing of the gold.

See also
Collection: 
Burmese Art
Type of artwork: 
Metalwork

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