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Burmese Buddha Statues

Burmese Buddha Statues

The history of Myanmar art is very complex, its origins lying with the ancient ethnic groups that inhabited the region in pre-historic times and its development through the ages resulting from the movements and merging of these groups amongst themselves and with migrant groups from elsewhere.

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This website differs from other websites on Myanmar art or Burmese Art history in a number of ways. Firstly, the website focuses only on Buddhist art and Buddha images, especially artifacts from the Myanmar school of art. Secondly, the main aim of this website is to describe Myanmar's Buddhist art development in strict relation to the relevant history timeline; furthermore, artifacts are grouped in accordance with the name of the kingdom, the dynasty or the city where their distinctive style was found. Great care has also been taken to try to avoid causing possible confusion to the reader by analyzing the distinctive styles of each period very thoroughly and supporting this with authentic and relevant illustrations. Emphasis has been put on developments and the changing art styles of each period supported by sufficient historical evidence to be consistent with the statement "The Buddha images of each period were influenced by the social and political environment of the time".

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Buddhist art is a reflection of history and can tell us, indirectly, of events that have occurred through the ages and art in human form, like Buddha Images and Buddha Statues, is its language. A study of these can reveal the origins and development of the different art styles. As stated above, some changes are made here to previously accepted categorization of Myanmar art driven by the desire to link each artifact with the period during which it was made, better to highlight the distinct styles of each particular period and the artisans who developed them.

Myanmar art history can be divided into two periods, according to archeological evidence provided by Buddhist human-figured sculptures and supported by information available from other forms of art, these are:

  1. Pyu period Buddha statues
  2. Pagan – Bagan period Buddha statues
  3. Toungoo period Buddha statues
  4. Ava - Shan – Tai Yai Buddha statues
  5. Amapura period Buddha statues
  6. Mandalay period Buddha statues
  7. Rakhine Buddha statues
  8. Mon Buddha statues

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View our collection of Burmese Buddha statues

Antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

Antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

495 euro
Antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

Antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

150 euro
Antique Burmese marble Buddha statue

Antique Burmese marble Buddha statue

1,750 euro
Large antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

Large antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

4,200 euro
Very special alabaster Buddha statue

Very special alabaster Buddha statue

18,500 euro
Antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

Antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

450 euro
Special large antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha

Special large antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha

11,500 euro
Antique wooden Burmese Shan Buddha

Antique wooden Burmese Shan Buddha

500 euro
Special antique Burmese Buddha statue

Special antique Burmese Buddha statue

6,000 euro
Antique wooden Burmese Mandalay Buddha

Antique wooden Burmese Mandalay Buddha

2,950 euro
Antique marble Mandalay Buddha

Antique marble Mandalay Buddha

1,600 euro
Very special museum quality Alabaster Buddha

Very special museum quality Alabaster Buddha

18,500 euro
Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

2,250 euro
Antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

Antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

300 euro
Antique wooden Burmese Mandalay Buddha

Antique wooden Burmese Mandalay Buddha

1,850 euro
Antique wooden Burmese Shan Buddha

Antique wooden Burmese Shan Buddha

400 euro
Large antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

Large antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

3,500 euro
Special antique bronze Burmese Buddha statue

Special antique bronze Burmese Buddha statue

5,250 euro
Special large antique Mandalay Buddha statue

Special large antique Mandalay Buddha statue

11,500 euro
Old Burmese Mandalay Buddha statue

Old Burmese Mandalay Buddha statue

1,850 euro
Antique bronze Burmese Buddha statue

Antique bronze Burmese Buddha statue

2,750 euro
Special antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

Special antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

6,000 euro
Antique wooden Burmese Shan Buddha

Antique wooden Burmese Shan Buddha

300 euro
Very special antique bronze Shan Buddha statue

Very special antique bronze Shan Buddha statue

17,500 euro
Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha

Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha

1,000 euro
Special antique alabaster Buddha statue

Special antique alabaster Buddha statue

6,000 euro
Antique wooden Burmese Shan Buddha

Antique wooden Burmese Shan Buddha

300 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

1,100 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

2,450 euro
Special antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

Special antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

6,750 euro
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