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A Mandalay style figure of Buddha seated in meditation position; the right hand in bhumisparsha mudra and the left hand in dhyana mudra.

The head, hands, and arms are alabaster. The base and body are wood with lacquer finishing.

From the later part of the 19th century.

 

Sixteen gilt and lacquer leaves with two gilt and lacquer book covers. Wood coated with lacquer, twelve lines to each leaf written in Pali script in black lacquer, the text interspersed and bordered with undulating floral and vegetal motifs in gold on an orange ground.

Burma, 19th century.

 

 

 

 

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