Grand Lao Wooden Folk Buddha 19th century

Grand Lao Wooden Folk Buddha. Sitting on a high multiple step throne Tai Lue style. Sitting in half lotus and hands in Bhumisparsha mudra.These Buddhas were often placed in rural earias under rocks or in caves or hollow trees or at the base of big trees shrines as an offer. Locally made. Termites had been eaten a bit at the back on the base Not visable in th front.. The piece is fumed. The original gilding is still visable over the red and black paint. The The top of the Unisha is broken off.

19th century.

9.5 x 19.5 x 65.5 cm
3.7 x 7.7 x 25.8 inch

4.4 kg
9.75 lb