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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

Special antique bronze Shan Buddha

6,500 euro

Antique wooden Burmese Buddha

300 euro

18th century Alabaster Buddha

3,750 euro

Antique wooden Burmese Shan Buddha

150 euro

Old bronze Burmese Buddha statue

1,450 euro

Antique limestone Buddha statue

600 euro

Antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

450 euro

Antique wooden Burmese Mandalay Buddha

1,450 euro

Antique wooden Burmese Shan Buddha

2,450 euro

Antique wooden Burmese Mandalay Buddha statue

1,450 euro

Antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

500 euro

Antique bronze Burmese Shan Buddha

975 euro

Antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

300 euro

Antique reclining Buddha

1,850 euro

Antique wooden Burmese Shan Buddha

850 euro

Antique wooden standing Buddha statue

1,250 euro

Antique sandstone Buddha

1,500 euro

Antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

500 euro

Very special antique Burmese Shan Buddha

7,500 euro

Old bronze Burmese Shan Buddha

1,450 euro

Antique wooden Burmese Shan Buddha

2,750 euro

Beautiful antique wooden Burmese Buddha

950 euro

Antique wooden Burmese Mandalay Buddha

750 euro

Special antique bronze Burmese Monk statue

2,500 euro

Antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

975 euro

Old wooden Burmese Buddha statue

175 euro

Antique Burmese limestone Buddha statue

400 euro

Antique bronze Burmese Buddha statue

3,000 euro

Antique Burmese Buddha statue on throne

2,750 euro

Antique Nyaung-Yan Buddha

950 euro
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