Antique Burmese Shan Marble Buddha Statue
AGE: 19th Century
CONSTRUCTION: – Marble
HEIGHT: – 44cm
WIDTH: – 27cm
DEPTH: – 10.5cm
WEIGHT: – 11.55 kg.
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19th-century Antique Burmese Shan Marble Buddha Statue, seated on a single Lotus pedestal with hand gesture in bhumisparsa Mudra, and large bulbous pointed finial sitting on top of a rounded usnisha.
This Buddha statue is seen here wearing a simple dark-coloured monk’s robe, with a gold and red painted lapel draped over the left should, extending down the back and around the edges of the robe, with large flanged ears frequently seen in the Ava style Buddha Statues which reach down to touch the shoulders.
The face and hands on this Burmese Shan Buddha statue are exceptionally beautiful. The robe, hair curls, and finial have been repainted in more recent times, not unusual for many old Buddha statues from Burma, although usually they are regilded rather than painted.
One of the characteristics of the Ava-style Shan Buddha statue is that many of them have large finials.
Depending on the areas in which they came from, the face of a Shan Buddha statue can vary widely in the shape of the face and eyes, the garments can be just a simple monk robe or highly decorated, such as the Tai Yai style with inlaid glass mosaics and gilded.
The Shan Royal King Buddha statues that are adorned with jewellery, shoulder flanges, and pronged crowns are seen in bronze, wood, marble, and alabaster. Of all the Buddha styles from Myanmar, the Shan Buddha is one that has many variations, indicative of the areas in which they originated, as it is the largest state in Myanmar with a diverse range of ethnicities in its people. This is likely due to the fact that the Shan state is the largest state in Myanmar and shares a border with China, Laos, and Thailand which has played a large part in the evolution of the different styles of Buddha statues.