19C Burmese Highly Carved Wooden Floor or Wall Shelf ft Hindu Gods

19C Burmese Highly Carved Wooden Floor or Wall Shelf ft Hindu Gods.



19C Burmese Highly Carved Wooden Floor or Wall Shelf ft Hindu Gods


OUTSTANDING and VERY RARE !!


Early 19th Century.......circa 1810......probably Burmese (Myanmar) carved rosewood floor or wall shelf.

Can be hung on wall or used on the floor as depicted in the photos.



Incredibly carved wood.....front has hand-carved statues depicting the Hindu Gods........gold paint has been added to highlight the carving and facial features of the Deities.

The piece has 12 open shelves each one fronted on either side by a carved depiction of a Hindu God.

The central 'shrine' is a 2 door press that opens to reveal two further shelves.

The handles to the 'shrine' are likewise made of carved figures of Hindu Gods.

There is a large drawer to the central base with a wonderful carving of a female God reclining.

The back and side walls of the entire piece consist of hand-carved fretwork to allow back light (Clever use of LED strips looks great with this piece).

The Central compartment is designed like a central shrine.

Has to be seen to be truly appreciated......one of a kind piece of art......timeless.....rare ...... and HIGHLY DESIRABLE !!

ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY !!

 

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The Hindu Influence in Burma:
Buddha himself was once a Hindu and Gotama Buddha founded Buddhism.
Before the King Anawratha, Burmese were influenced by the Ari Monks who came from India carried with them the Hindu tradition of worship.
When the great king Anawrahta of Pagan, united the whole of Burma into a single kingdom in the eleventh century and made Theravada Buddhism the national religion, there were
already in existence numerous primitive religious cults. There were the worship of Nat spirits, astrology, and alchemy. There were also debased and distorted native cults of magic and sorcery.
The astrology which had its origin in Hindu astrology was practiced then.
Thus many worship some of the Hindu Deities.........................................God, in the Hindu tradition.
LINK: http://www.usamyanmar.net/Buddha/Article/Who%20are%20the%20Buddhist%20Deities.pdf

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19C Burmese Highly Carved Wooden Floor or Wall Shelf ft Hindu Gods.

Dimensions: 32" High, 73" Wide and 10.5" Deep

Provenance: Bought at Auction in UK

Condition: Very good considering its age and fret carving. Some very minor losses.

Price: $12,350.00. Sale Price Now: $8,499.00

 

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19C Burmese Floor or wall Shelf depicting Hindu Gods

19C Burmese Wall or Floor Shelf - Left view

19C Burmese Wall or Floor Shelf depicting Hindu Deities

19C Burmese Floor or Wall Shelf - Right view