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Subject:language and country?
Posted By: Bob Sat, Aug 26, 2017 IP: 2601:285:0:c5ac:648c

Can anyone tell me the language on the back of these bronze Buddhas? I am hoping for a translation if I can figure out origin

Thank you







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Subject:Re: language and country?
Posted By: Bill H. Sun, Aug 27, 2017

The alphabet is common to the Thai, Lao and Shan people of Southeast Asia, all of whom share Tai ethnicity as far as I know. Your bronze Sakyamuni "Earth-touching" Buddha images ,resemble those I've seen that were cast by Shan artisans in Burma. Here's one I Picked up in Rangoon about 35 years ago. It's supposed to date to the 19th century or earlier.

Best regards,

Bill H.





Subject:Re: language and country?
Posted By: Bill H Mon, Aug 28, 2017

Just occurred to me that if a Shan artisan made these, the writing could be Burmese. Perhaps someone who actually reads the script can verify.

Bill H.

Subject:Re: language and country?
Posted By: Ernest Wilhelm Sun, Aug 27, 2017

I am not so sure. . Cambodian would be my guess.
Ernest

Subject:Re: language and country?
Posted By: Endre Wed, Sep 06, 2017

I'm pretty sure the writing is called Burmese script. I would think it is a Sutra of some kind. Just my thoughts


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