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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 Shan Buddha on throne

Antique Shan Buddha on throne

2400 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

3950 euro
Old Buddha statue without face

Old Buddha statue without face

150 euro
18th century wooden Shan Buddha

18th century wooden Shan Buddha

3100 euro
Large antique Burmese Buddha statue

Large antique Burmese Buddha statue

3750 euro
Old bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

Old bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

1550 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

1450 euro
Antique Burmese Shan Buddha

Antique Burmese Shan Buddha

350 euro
Antique Burmese Shan Buddha statue

Antique Burmese Shan Buddha statue

125 euro
Antique Burmese Shan Buddha

Antique Burmese Shan Buddha

1450 euro
Antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

Antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

2500 euro
Antique Burmese Shan Buddha statue

Antique Burmese Shan Buddha statue

2350 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

400 euro
Antique bronze Burmese Buddha statue

Antique bronze Burmese Buddha statue

2750 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

400 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

2500 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

2250 euro
Large old wooden Mandalay Buddha

Large old wooden Mandalay Buddha

2250 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

2500 euro
Old teakwooden Buddha statue

Old teakwooden Buddha statue

1750 euro
Special bronze Burmese Buddha statue with two monks

Special bronze Burmese Buddha statue with two monks

Very special original bronze Bagan Buddha statue

Very special original bronze Bagan Buddha statue

Antique bronze Pyu Buddha statue

Antique bronze Pyu Buddha statue

1750 euro
Very special Burmese alabaster Buddha statue

Very special Burmese alabaster Buddha statue

8250 euro
Antique wooden Shan Buddha statue

Antique wooden Shan Buddha statue

1400 euro
Antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha statue

975 euro
Antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha statue

2500 euro
Antique Burmese Shan Buddha statue

Antique Burmese Shan Buddha statue

150 euro
Antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha statue

2500 euro
Antique bronze Shan Buddha statue

Antique bronze Shan Buddha statue

1350 euro
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