17th – 19th Century Burmese Marble Buddha Statues
Museum Quality, Hand Carved White Marble
Shan Style Buddha, 17th century.
Beautifully carved from a single block of marble. A smooth translucent finish gives surface depth and it displays some of its former gold gilt and red pigment. Excellent condition, the wear is consistent with its age. Buddha is sitting in the lotus position (legs crossed with soles of feet up) with hands in ‘Bhumisparsha mudra’ position – calling the earth to witness his enlightenment. Seated on a Lotus design base. His serene demeanor and monastic robes show superior craftsmanship and artistry. Dimensions: 32″ tall x 21.5 wide x 13.5 deep. $34,000.
(see the following 7 images for detail on this piece)
Detail – side/front view – 17th c. Shan Style Marble Buddha
Detail – side view – Shan Style Marble Buddha, 17th century
Detail – head – Shan Style Marble Buddha, 17th century
Detail – lotus base – Shan Style Marble Buddha, 17th century
Detail – garment carving – Shan Style Marble Buddha, 17th century
Detail – gold leaf and red pigment – Shan Style Marble Buddha, 17th century
Detail – gold leaf – Shan Style Marble Buddha, 17th century
19th C. Mandalay Style Buddha
Mandalay Hand Carved Marble Buddha, 19th c.
Marble Buddha, Mandalay style, early 19th century. Hand carved in the lotus position (legs crossed with soles of feet up) and hands in ‘Bhumisparsha mudra’ or calling the earth to witness his moment of enlightenment position. His serene meditative face and monastic robes show great finesse. In excellent condition, wear is consistent with age and use. Dimensions: 9 1/4″ tall x 8 1/4 wide x 5″ deep $2,500.
(see the following 2 images for detail on this piece)
Detail – front/side – Mandalay Style Hand Carved Marble Buddha 19th c.
Detail – side – Mandalay Style Hand Carved Marble Buddha 19th c.
18th c. Shan Style Buddha
18th century, Shan (Tai Yai) Period
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,
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)
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,
(alternate views below)