17th – 19th Century Burmese Marble Buddha Statues

Museum Quality, Hand Carved White Marble

Marble Buddha, Shan Style, 17th century. Hand carved with a smooth finish and painted with gold gilt and red pigment. Museum quality condition, wear is consistent with 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 great carving skill and artistry. Dimensions: 32" tall x 21.5 wide x 13.5 deep. $34,000.

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

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

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)

Mandalay Style Hand Carved Marble Buddha

Detail – front/side – Mandalay Style Hand Carved Marble Buddha 19th c.

Mandalay Style Hand Carved Marble Buddha - side view

Detail – side – Mandalay Style Hand Carved Marble Buddha 19th c.

18th c. Shan Style Buddha

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 shan Style White Marble Buddha 

Burma/Myanmar
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,
$58,000. (SOLD)

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

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,
$21,000. (SOLD)

(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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