19th Century Burmese Painting of Buddha Preaching

19TH C. BURMESE TEMPLE PAINTING

These paintings are hung as devotional objects on the walls of the temple to illustrate various aspects of Buddhist scripture or legend.  Painted on cotton, with a tempera-like paint, they are bright, vivid examples of Burmese folk artistry.  This one portrays the Buddha preaching, perhaps his first sermon.  47 x 35.  The picture portrays the condition accurately.  The price of these has skyrocketed in the last year or so.  $900

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