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Object Name: Buddha figure
Place of Origin: Sagaing, Burma
Date: 17th century
Materials Used: Gilded lacquer and wood
Dimensions: Total Height: 123.0 cm, H: 106.0 cm, W: 66.5 cm, D: 36.0 cm (Total: 48.4 in, H: 41.7 in, W: 26.2 in, D: 14.2 in)
Credit line and Accession Number: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of Mr. Louis Resnik. X75.58a-c
This figure was made for a Theravada Buddhist temple in Burma. Theravada, meaning ”Doctrine of the Elders,” is based on texts written in Pali, an ancient language of central India. Today it is the predominant school of Buddhism in Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka.