A Superb Old Burmese Glazed Ceramic Architectural Tile Depicting Buddhas 18th C
|Size||23cm x 23.5cm and 3.5cm thick|
A Superb Old Burmese Glazed Ceramic Architectural Tile Depicting Buddhas 18th Century
This Fine old Buddhist Ceramic Architectural Wall Tile is from Burma and dates from the 18th Century. The tile is of the type made for the Mingun pagoda, left unfinished at the death of King Bodawpaya (1819). Above the temple’s plinth are stepped terraces where the glazed green, brown, and yellow tiles would have been inserted.
This beautiful glazed architectural tile depicting either two Buddhas sitting in a temple niche. The edge of the tile has round floral designs and below the figures, there is writing in Burmese characters.
Made from brown earthenware, is coated with a thick reddish-brown glaze.
A few similar tiles are known outside Burma, including one in the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) in London & The British Museum
Provenance The Todd Barlin Collection of Asian Art