EIGHT TERRACOTTA VOTIVE PLAQUES. BURMESE, PAGAN PERIOD. CIRCA 12TH CENTURY. HTS. Approx. 7.5 CMS, 3 INS
A group of eight various terracotta votive plaques with depictions of Buddhas seated in various mudras. Votive tablets of this type were made with a mould, stamped into a slab of clay. They are sometimes inscribed with a dedicatory message and many have the donor's name on the back. These nine plaques depict Buddhas seated in various mudras, including the most common subject - the moment of his enlightenment at the Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhgaya. For a related example see fig. 282 in M. Girard-Geslan et al, Art of Southeast Asia, New York: Harry N. Abrams Inc, 1998. Provenance: Private English collection.