Asian art

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 Mandalay Buddha

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

1950 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

275 euro
Antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

Antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

750 euro
Large antique Shan Buddha statue

Large antique Shan Buddha statue

8500 euro
Large antique wooden Shan Buddha

Large antique wooden Shan Buddha

5750 euro
Large antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

Large antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

2900 euro
Old Burmese Mandalay Buddha

Old Burmese Mandalay Buddha

1300 euro
Antique bronze Buddha statue

Antique bronze Buddha statue

1450 euro
Very nice Burmese Mandalay Buddha

Very nice Burmese Mandalay Buddha

1950 euro
Antique wooden Buddha statue

Antique wooden Buddha statue

100 euro
Antique marble Mandalay Buddha

Antique marble Mandalay Buddha

150 euro
Antique wooden Buddha statue

Antique wooden Buddha statue

250 euro
Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

2100 euro
Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

1750 euro
Large antique lacquerware Buddha statue

Large antique lacquerware Buddha statue

3500 euro
Very nice antique Mandalay Buddha statue

Very nice antique Mandalay Buddha statue

2450 euro
Antique bronze Buddha statue

Antique bronze Buddha statue

1250 euro
Very special bronze Arakan Buddha statue

Very special bronze Arakan Buddha statue

12500 euro
Antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

Antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

1750 euro
Large antique wooden Shan Buddha statue

Large antique wooden Shan Buddha statue

6750 euro
Antique Burmese Shan Buddha

Antique Burmese Shan Buddha

2500 euro
Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

3750 euro
Antique Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique Mandalay Buddha statue

700 euro
Old wooden Buddha statue on base

Old wooden Buddha statue on base

450 euro
Antique bronze Burmese Buddha

Antique bronze Burmese Buddha

3750 euro
Antique bronze Ava Buddha statue

Antique bronze Ava Buddha statue

1550 euro
Antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha

Antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha

250 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

2750 euro
Antique limestone Buddha

Antique limestone Buddha

325 euro
Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

2750 euro
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