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19th CENTURY BURMESE BRONZE MON BUDDHA  

Provincial style 19th century winged Mon buddha, with a halo.  Dark brown-black patina.  Stands 8 (20cm) tall.  These more primitive buddhas, especially the Mon and Lao, bear some surprising similarities to certain types of African art.  There are quite a few collectors of primitive buddhas, and this is a charming example. 

 

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