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Statue - Artifacts

19th c carved, gilded, stained wooden standing Buddha. Figure is carved in the round, wearing a flaring robe inset with mirrors. A tightly curled usnisa, his face with a solemn expression his hand holding his flaring robe. The right hand is in the preaching mudra (position). The statue stands on a lotus base which is mounted on a black lacquered wooden base 18" high, 12" wide, & 10-7/8 deep. DAMAGE: Greyish encrustation between the feet and on upper surface of the lotus pedestal, also on the inner folds of the robe along the lower front border of the robe and along the lines of the body. Pedestal split between & below the feet. A split approx. 6" long running upward on the robe in the rear bhetween hte legs. Split about 1-1/2" long running upward between the legs at the bottom front of the robe. Back of the robe is scratched. Former owner's name written in red ink on the back. Another name written in red on rt, rear, lower portion of the cloak. Gilding worn off in places, some mirror decora- tions missing.
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