Pretty and imposing pair of gong bearers from Burma. They are dressed in a longyi tied at the front and a button-down shirt, wearing a turban. These statues were placed at the entrance to the temples during Buddhist ceremonies and the faithful could hit the gong as they entered.
They are carved and painted teak.
These statues were usually offered by families at important ceremonies, such as the Shinbyu (ordination as a novice monk for boys). The social class of the donors influences the quality of these statues. Given the level of workmanship of these, they undoubtedly came from a very well-to-do family.
The first is 92 cm high, 26 cm wide, 23 cm deep and weighs 11.4 kg.
The second is 93 cm high, 29 cm wide, 24 cm deep and weighs 13 kg.
Purchased in Yangon in 2012, about 50 years old.
The gong is hammered bronze and the stick is made of lacquered wood with glass inlays (Mandalay technique), they are old but were not purchased at the same time as the statues.
The statues are in good condition but bear traces of their age and use, the tip of one of the turbans has been glued and there is a crack on the shoulder of one of the two statues, but it is solid, see photos, which does not detract from their charm.
Will be carefully packaged and shipped in two separate parcels, safe and traceable.
- N.º total de artículos
- Portadores de gong
- Madera de teca
- mediados del siglo XX
- Región / País de origen
- Estado aceptable (restaurado), ver descripción
- 93×26×23 cm