19th Century Burmese Amitabha Buddha On Peacock Marble Stone Shrine
Antique Polychrome Marble Statue
Amitabha Buddha 阿彌陀佛
On Peacock Throne
Origin: Burma, Circa: 19 century
h.10 in. (25cm) X w.6.5 in. (16cm) X d.5 in. (12.5cm)
Minor chips and thin crack lines, overall good condition.
A small shrine of the Amitabha Buddha meditating above a peacock. This 19th-century Burmese marble statue imbued with a miraculous presence of power and charms. Peacock is a Buddhist symbol of bodhisattvas in that they have the ability to transform poison, such as ignorance, desire and hatred--- and lead them into enlightenment. The shrine is hand-painted over an aged mustard white marble stone. Depicting Amitabha Buddha radiating with awareness and peace, with his left hand gracefully rested on his lap in a meditation gesture, and his right hand reached down in the Mara Vijaya Earth Witness Mudra (Bhumisparsha), simultaneously at the moment when the heaven-bound peacock unfolding his tail feathers. In style, this small marble carving succeeded to preserves its natural beauty with a child-like sweetness, which effectively enhanced the provincial charisma of the Buddha in form and countenance. It’s a potent statue of rare charm, a colorful representation of the 19th-century Burmese Buddhist art.