18th Century Burmese White Marble Buddha Statues (2 currently in our collection)

White Marble Stone Shan Buddha (larger of the 2) Burma/Myanmar 18th century, Shan (Tai Yai) Period Beautifully carved from a single block of stone, he is dressed in a monastic robe defying his enlightened status. Originally painted with multi-colored pigments to detail the robes and body, the pigment is mostly worn with some traces remaining. Wear is consistent with age. Overall condition is excellent. Shan style is characterized by the bell shaped turban (usnisa), smooth surface and serene, pure expression. The Buddha is seated on a single, lotus style platform in the 'adamantine' (unbreakable) position, or 'vajrasana' (legs crossed with the soles of both feet facing upwards). His hands are in the gesture of 'bhumisparsha mudra' that calls the earth to witness at the moment of the his enlightenment (the right hand in the earth touching position with the left hand remaining in the meditation position). This statue is accompanied by certificate, no.120/2561, issued by the Burmese Department of Fine Arts Ministry of Culture in accordance with the export permit. Dimensions: 36" tall (33 w/o base) x 25" wide and 19" deep, Base is round, wood construction painted black, $58,000. solana beach, ca,
Burmese White Marble Buddha (larger of  2 currently in our collection)

Burma/Myanmar
18th century, Shan (Tai Yai) Period
Beautifully carved from a single block of stone, this exquisite ancient Buddha is dressed in a jeweled monastic robe. Green, white and ruby colored jewels set in ribbons of delicate, raised design details line the edges of the robe. The edge of the turban is likewise set with a single row of thin white jewels. Originally painted with gold pigment to detail the robes and body, the coloring is largely worn with some areas remaining. Wear is consistent with age. Overall condition is excellent.

Shan style is characterized by the bell shaped turban (usnisa), smooth surface and serene, pure expression. The Buddha is seated, on a single, lotus style platform, in the ‘adamantine’ (unbreakable) position, or ‘vajrasana’ (legs crossed with the soles of both feet facing upwards). His hands are in the gesture of ‘bhumisparsha mudra’ that calls the earth to witness at the moment of his enlightenment (the right hand in the earth touching position with the left hand remaining in the meditation position).

Dimensions: 36″ tall (33 w/o base) x 25″ wide and 19″ deep,
Base is round, wood construction painted black,
$58,000.

Both statues in our collection are certified by the Burmese Department of Fine Arts Ministry of Culture in accordance with the export permit. Certificate no.120/2561
(see detail images of this statue below, then following are images for the other, smaller statue)

White Marble Stone Shan Buddha (larger of the 2) Burma/Myanmar 18th century, Shan (Tai Yai) Period Beautifully carved from a single block of stone, he is dressed in a monastic robe defying his enlightened status. Originally painted with multi-colored pigments to detail the robes and body, the pigment is mostly worn with some traces remaining. Wear is consistent with age. Overall condition is excellent. Shan style is characterized by the bell shaped turban (usnisa), smooth surface and serene, pure expression. The Buddha is seated on a single, lotus style platform in the 'adamantine' (unbreakable) position, or 'vajrasana' (legs crossed with the soles of both feet facing upwards). His hands are in the gesture of 'bhumisparsha mudra' that calls the earth to witness at the moment of the his enlightenment (the right hand in the earth touching position with the left hand remaining in the meditation position). This statue is accompanied by certificate, no.120/2561, issued by the Burmese Department of Fine Arts Ministry of Culture in accordance with the export permit. Dimensions: 36" tall (33 w/o base) x 25" wide and 19" deep, Base is round, wood construction painted black, $58,000. solana beach, ca,
side detail
White Marble Stone Shan Buddha (larger of the 2) Burma/Myanmar 18th century, Shan (Tai Yai) Period Beautifully carved from a single block of stone, he is dressed in a monastic robe defying his enlightened status. Originally painted with multi-colored pigments to detail the robes and body, the pigment is mostly worn with some traces remaining. Wear is consistent with age. Overall condition is excellent. Shan style is characterized by the bell shaped turban (usnisa), smooth surface and serene, pure expression. The Buddha is seated on a single, lotus style platform in the 'adamantine' (unbreakable) position, or 'vajrasana' (legs crossed with the soles of both feet facing upwards). His hands are in the gesture of 'bhumisparsha mudra' that calls the earth to witness at the moment of the his enlightenment (the right hand in the earth touching position with the left hand remaining in the meditation position). This statue is accompanied by certificate, no.120/2561, issued by the Burmese Department of Fine Arts Ministry of Culture in accordance with the export permit. Dimensions: 36" tall (33 w/o base) x 25" wide and 19" deep, Base is round, wood construction painted black, $58,000. solana beach, ca,
jewel and relief detail on robe at knee
White Marble Stone Shan Buddha (larger of the 2) Burma/Myanmar 18th century, Shan (Tai Yai) Period Beautifully carved from a single block of stone, he is dressed in a monastic robe defying his enlightened status. Originally painted with multi-colored pigments to detail the robes and body, the pigment is mostly worn with some traces remaining. Wear is consistent with age. Overall condition is excellent. Shan style is characterized by the bell shaped turban (usnisa), smooth surface and serene, pure expression. The Buddha is seated on a single, lotus style platform in the 'adamantine' (unbreakable) position, or 'vajrasana' (legs crossed with the soles of both feet facing upwards). His hands are in the gesture of 'bhumisparsha mudra' that calls the earth to witness at the moment of the his enlightenment (the right hand in the earth touching position with the left hand remaining in the meditation position). This statue is accompanied by certificate, no.120/2561, issued by the Burmese Department of Fine Arts Ministry of Culture in accordance with the export permit. Dimensions: 36" tall (33 w/o base) x 25" wide and 19" deep, Base is round, wood construction painted black, $58,000. solana beach, ca,
back detail
White Marble Stone Shan Buddha (larger of the 2) Burma/Myanmar 18th century, Shan (Tai Yai) Period Beautifully carved from a single block of stone, he is dressed in a monastic robe defying his enlightened status. Originally painted with multi-colored pigments to detail the robes and body, the pigment is mostly worn with some traces remaining. Wear is consistent with age. Overall condition is excellent. Shan style is characterized by the bell shaped turban (usnisa), smooth surface and serene, pure expression. The Buddha is seated on a single, lotus style platform in the 'adamantine' (unbreakable) position, or 'vajrasana' (legs crossed with the soles of both feet facing upwards). His hands are in the gesture of 'bhumisparsha mudra' that calls the earth to witness at the moment of the his enlightenment (the right hand in the earth touching position with the left hand remaining in the meditation position). This statue is accompanied by certificate, no.120/2561, issued by the Burmese Department of Fine Arts Ministry of Culture in accordance with the export permit. Dimensions: 36" tall (33 w/o base) x 25" wide and 19" deep, Base is round, wood construction painted black, $58,000. solana beach, ca,
front angle detail
White Marble Stone Shan Buddha (larger of the 2) Burma/Myanmar 18th century, Shan (Tai Yai) Period Beautifully carved from a single block of stone, he is dressed in a monastic robe defying his enlightened status. Originally painted with multi-colored pigments to detail the robes and body, the pigment is mostly worn with some traces remaining. Wear is consistent with age. Overall condition is excellent. Shan style is characterized by the bell shaped turban (usnisa), smooth surface and serene, pure expression. The Buddha is seated on a single, lotus style platform in the 'adamantine' (unbreakable) position, or 'vajrasana' (legs crossed with the soles of both feet facing upwards). His hands are in the gesture of 'bhumisparsha mudra' that calls the earth to witness at the moment of the his enlightenment (the right hand in the earth touching position with the left hand remaining in the meditation position). This statue is accompanied by certificate, no.120/2561, issued by the Burmese Department of Fine Arts Ministry of Culture in accordance with the export permit. Dimensions: 36" tall (33 w/o base) x 25" wide and 19" deep, Base is round, wood construction painted black, $58,000. solana beach, ca,
head profile detail
White Marble Stone Shan Buddha (larger of the 2) Burma/Myanmar 18th century, Shan (Tai Yai) Period Beautifully carved from a single block of stone, he is dressed in a monastic robe defying his enlightened status. Originally painted with multi-colored pigments to detail the robes and body, the pigment is mostly worn with some traces remaining. Wear is consistent with age. Overall condition is excellent. Shan style is characterized by the bell shaped turban (usnisa), smooth surface and serene, pure expression. The Buddha is seated on a single, lotus style platform in the 'adamantine' (unbreakable) position, or 'vajrasana' (legs crossed with the soles of both feet facing upwards). His hands are in the gesture of 'bhumisparsha mudra' that calls the earth to witness at the moment of the his enlightenment (the right hand in the earth touching position with the left hand remaining in the meditation position). This statue is accompanied by certificate, no.120/2561, issued by the Burmese Department of Fine Arts Ministry of Culture in accordance with the export permit. Dimensions: 36" tall (33 w/o base) x 25" wide and 19" deep, Base is round, wood construction painted black, $58,000. solana beach, ca,
face detail
White Marble Stone Shan Buddha (larger of the 2) Burma/Myanmar 18th century, Shan (Tai Yai) Period Beautifully carved from a single block of stone, he is dressed in a monastic robe defying his enlightened status. Originally painted with multi-colored pigments to detail the robes and body, the pigment is mostly worn with some traces remaining. Wear is consistent with age. Overall condition is excellent. Shan style is characterized by the bell shaped turban (usnisa), smooth surface and serene, pure expression. The Buddha is seated on a single, lotus style platform in the 'adamantine' (unbreakable) position, or 'vajrasana' (legs crossed with the soles of both feet facing upwards). His hands are in the gesture of 'bhumisparsha mudra' that calls the earth to witness at the moment of the his enlightenment (the right hand in the earth touching position with the left hand remaining in the meditation position). This statue is accompanied by certificate, no.120/2561, issued by the Burmese Department of Fine Arts Ministry of Culture in accordance with the export permit. Dimensions: 36" tall (33 w/o base) x 25" wide and 19" deep, Base is round, wood construction painted black, $58,000. solana beach, ca,
face detail
White Marble Stone Shan Buddha (larger of the 2) Burma/Myanmar 18th century, Shan (Tai Yai) Period Beautifully carved from a single block of stone, he is dressed in a monastic robe defying his enlightened status. Originally painted with multi-colored pigments to detail the robes and body, the pigment is mostly worn with some traces remaining. Wear is consistent with age. Overall condition is excellent. Shan style is characterized by the bell shaped turban (usnisa), smooth surface and serene, pure expression. The Buddha is seated on a single, lotus style platform in the 'adamantine' (unbreakable) position, or 'vajrasana' (legs crossed with the soles of both feet facing upwards). His hands are in the gesture of 'bhumisparsha mudra' that calls the earth to witness at the moment of the his enlightenment (the right hand in the earth touching position with the left hand remaining in the meditation position). This statue is accompanied by certificate, no.120/2561, issued by the Burmese Department of Fine Arts Ministry of Culture in accordance with the export permit. Dimensions: 36" tall (33 w/o base) x 25" wide and 19" deep, Base is round, wood construction painted black, $58,000. solana beach, ca,
jeweled inlay detail
White Marble Stone Shan Buddha (larger of the 2) Burma/Myanmar 18th century, Shan (Tai Yai) Period Beautifully carved from a single block of stone, he is dressed in a monastic robe defying his enlightened status. Originally painted with multi-colored pigments to detail the robes and body, the pigment is mostly worn with some traces remaining. Wear is consistent with age. Overall condition is excellent. Shan style is characterized by the bell shaped turban (usnisa), smooth surface and serene, pure expression. The Buddha is seated on a single, lotus style platform in the 'adamantine' (unbreakable) position, or 'vajrasana' (legs crossed with the soles of both feet facing upwards). His hands are in the gesture of 'bhumisparsha mudra' that calls the earth to witness at the moment of the his enlightenment (the right hand in the earth touching position with the left hand remaining in the meditation position). This statue is accompanied by certificate, no.120/2561, issued by the Burmese Department of Fine Arts Ministry of Culture in accordance with the export permit. Dimensions: 36" tall (33 w/o base) x 25" wide and 19" deep, Base is round, wood construction painted black, $58,000. solana beach, ca,
detail showing statue with base
White Marble Stone Shan Buddha Burma/Myanmar 18th century, Shan (Tai Yai) Period Beautifully carved from a single block of stone, he is dressed in a monastic robe defying his enlightened status. Originally painted with multi-colored pigments to detail the robes and body, the pigment is mostly worn with some traces remaining. Wear is consistent with age. Overall condition is excellent. Shan style is characterized by the bell shaped turban (usnisa), smooth surface and serene, pure expression. The Buddha is seated on a single, lotus style platform in the 'adamantine' (unbreakable) position, or 'vajrasana' (legs crossed with the soles of both feet facing upwards). His hands are in the gesture of 'bhumisparsha mudra' that calls the earth to witness at the moment of the his enlightenment (the right hand in the earth touching position with the left hand remaining in the meditation position). This statue is accompanied by its certificate, no.120/7561, issued by the Burmese Department of Fine Arts Ministry of Culture in accordance with the export permit. Dimensions: 31" tall (27 1/2 w/o base) x 16" wide and 7 1/2" deep Base is 2 tier, wood construction painted black, $28,000.
Burmese White Marble Buddha (smaller of 2 currently in our collection)

Burma/Myanmar
18th century, Shan (Tai Yai) Period

Portrayed in monastic robes that understate his status, this Buddha statue is skillyfully carved from a single block of stone, it was originally painted with multi-colored pigments to detail the robes and body. The pigment is mostly worn with some traces remaining. Wear is consistent with age. Overall condition is excellent.

Shan style (see previous statue text)

This antique statue is accompanied by its certificate, no.120/7561, issued by the Burmese Department of Fine Arts Ministry of Culture in accordance with the export permit.

Dimensions: 31″ tall (27 1/2 w/o base) x 16″ wide and 7 1/2″ deep,
Base is 2 tier, wood construction painted black,
$28,000.

(alternate views below)

White Marble Stone Shan Buddha Burma/Myanmar 18th century, Shan (Tai Yai) Period Beautifully carved from a single block of stone, he is dressed in a monastic robe defying his enlightened status. Originally painted with multi-colored pigments to detail the robes and body, the pigment is mostly worn with some traces remaining. Wear is consistent with age. Overall condition is excellent. Shan style is characterized by the bell shaped turban (usnisa), smooth surface and serene, pure expression. The Buddha is seated on a single, lotus style platform in the 'adamantine' (unbreakable) position, or 'vajrasana' (legs crossed with the soles of both feet facing upwards). His hands are in the gesture of 'bhumisparsha mudra' that calls the earth to witness at the moment of the his enlightenment (the right hand in the earth touching position with the left hand remaining in the meditation position). This statue is accompanied by its certificate, no.120/7561, issued by the Burmese Department of Fine Arts Ministry of Culture in accordance with the export permit. Dimensions: 31" tall (27 1/2 w/o base) x 16" wide and 7 1/2" deep, Base is 2 tier, wood construction painted black, $28,000.
Head detail
Side detail
White Marble Stone Shan Buddha Burma/Myanmar 18th century, Shan (Tai Yai) Period Beautifully carved from a single block of stone, he is dressed in a monastic robe defying his enlightened status. Originally painted with multi-colored pigments to detail the robes and body, the pigment is mostly worn with some traces remaining. Wear is consistent with age. Overall condition is excellent. Shan style is characterized by the bell shaped turban (usnisa), smooth surface and serene, pure expression. The Buddha is seated on a single, lotus style platform in the 'adamantine' (unbreakable) position, or 'vajrasana' (legs crossed with the soles of both feet facing upwards). His hands are in the gesture of 'bhumisparsha mudra' that calls the earth to witness at the moment of the his enlightenment (the right hand in the earth touching position with the left hand remaining in the meditation position). This statue is accompanied by its certificate, no.120/7561, issued by the Burmese Department of Fine Arts Ministry of Culture in accordance with the export permit. Dimensions: 31" tall (27 1/2 w/o base) x 16" wide and 7 1/2" deep, Base is 2 tier, wood construction painted black, $28,000.
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