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SECRETS OF THE LACQUER BUDDHA

Smithsonian/Sackler 
December 9, 2017 to June 10, 2018

https://www.freersackler.si.edu/exhibition/secrets-of-the-lacquer-buddha/

Many of us who have always admired and explored the Thai and Burmese lacquer Buddha statues have now scientific proof how these pieces were made. This exhibit showcases Chinese lacquer statues and offers insights based on scientific and technological tests how these pieces were made…… briefly – hollow core wood or clay core, covered with strips of cloth (hemp, cotton), made wet with lacquer (many layers thereof) and thickened with materials such as oil, blood and burnt bone, then pigment and gilding.

The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery has brought together three life size and very rare Chinese lacquer Buddha statues, one from the Freer, one from the Met and one from the Walters (Baltimore).

Must go and visit!!!

Cheers,

Elisabeth

Lacquer Buddha

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  1. January 20, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    Top teacher is Buddha.

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