Burmese temples were filled with sculptures that served various functions. Some, such as Buddha images, were central to religious rituals and were placed on a high altar at one end of the hall of worship. Others, such as images of angels and magical creatures, had a more decorative purpose.
This sculpture depicts a specific type of angel known as a “Blessing Angel”. According to the Buddhist tradition, blessing angels were helpful spirits that resided in the heavens. It was believed that these angels could also appear here on Earth, often to bestow blessings on the deserving.
This particular figure was carved in the early 1800’s for a Buddhist temple in Mandalay, Burma. Originally, this solid teak wood sculpture was covered with lacquer and decorative glass mosaic. Over time and exposure to weather, the lacquer and mosaic have worn away.
- Origin | Mandalay, Burma
- Dimensions | 10"W x 9"D x 48.5"H
- Age | 1800's
- Material | Teak Wood
- ID | RHS010
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