X75.58a-c Buddha figure

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Buddha figure
Sagaing, Burma
17th century
Gilded lacquer and wood
Total Height: 123.0 cm, H: 106.0 cm, W: 66.5 cm, D: 36.0 cm (Total: 48.4 in, H: 41.7 in, W: 26.2 in, D: 14.2 in)
Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of Mr. Louis Resnik. X75.58a-c

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This figure was made for a Theravada Buddhist temple in Burma. Theravada, meaning ”Doctrine of the Elders,” is based on texts written in Pali, an ancient language of central India. Today it is the predominant school of Buddhism in Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka.

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