Bejeweled is a term used in art that refers to objects being ornamented with or as if with jewels. In Southeast Asia the “jewels” are cut glass pieces or mirrors inset in wood carvings to impart of sense of importance and often a “regal” air. THe bejeweled technique is often used in images of Buddha Jambupati.

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  • Antique Jeweled Buddha Jambupati, Burma/Myanmar (3286DOSE)

    H: 25.5”  W: 9.75”  D: 5” | CALL 213-568-3030 FOR SHIPPING

    This elegant Jambupati Buddha is seated in lavish gilt court attire in  Earth Witnessing mudra, one hand in his lap and one reaching over to touch the earth. Dazzling gilt covers his body, elaborate crown with butterfly flanges and his kingly garment that is “bejeweled” with  multi- colored cut glass inset  pieces. His multi-tiered throne emphasizes his royal status. He looks directly at onlookers with confidence and a slight smile to emphasize his spiritual and material power.

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  • Antique/Vintage Bejeweled Dancer, Burma/Myanmar (T038PACK) $1250

    H: 19.75″  W: 7.75″  D: 5″ | FOR SHIPPING INFORMATION CONTACT US AT 213-568-3030

    This exquisite teak carving of a Mandalay Burmese male dancer wearing a sarong is in a fluid twisted pose emphasizing his strength, balance and grace with his raised hand is in a position similar to a Buddhist mudra. His humble status is reflected his head scarf and a bejeweled sarong with insert glass that reflect light and add movement and depth. His joyful beautiful face stares with open eyes and slightly parted lips It is simply a gorgeous work mounted on a contemporary frosted stand to complement any setting.

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  • Antique/Vintage Bejeweled Wood Naga, Burma/Myanmar (11134B-KRK) $975

    H: 32″  W: 20″  D: 7.5″  SHIPPING INFORMATION REQUIRED. CONTACT US AT 213-568-3030

    This exceptional naga was likely one of two that were part of a gong stand. Gongs were used in Burma for both ceremonial and musical purposes in religious, state, or secular settings and as protector figures. A superb carving elaborately decorated with gold lacquer and pigmentation over every square inch, he opens his mouth wide bearing mother-of-pearl teeth and a curled blood red mouth and tongue to drive away malevolent spirits reinforced by the large glaring eyes circled in red. On first glance it is menacing, but its history as a protector of Buddha Shakyamuni make it prized as a fanciful, gleeful guardian. His scales are arched relief designs of mixed lacquer and ash highlighted with inset cut mirrors and green sequin-like glass “jewels.” It is mounted on a museum quality stand and is in excellent condition for its age and use despite missing and ear.

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