Sunday, January 15, 2012

Lao Buddha of the Day: 18th Century

This example of a Lao Buddha features lacquer work still in good condition from the 1700s, which would place it during the three kingdoms period of Laos/Lan Xang. 

There isn't a significant amount of information available about this particular example or its current whereabouts, but as you can see, it continues the Lao traditional techniques, featuring a distinctive face with a noteworthy smile one rarely finds in other Buddhas from other traditions.

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