Burmese Bronze Ava Style Buddha Statue
AGE: – 20th Century (unsure of exact age)
DESCRIPTION: – Burmese Ava Style Bronze Buddha Statue – a small amount of damage to the back of the head.
HEIGHT: – 54cm
WIDTH: – 29cm
DEPTH: – 18cm
WEIGHT: – 12.75 kg.
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Burmese Bronze Ava Style Buddha Statue seated on a stepped throne with a beaded pattern decorating the edge of the pedestal. The Face shows a beautiful, serene expression, with high arched eyebrows, eyes downcast, earlobes touching the shoulders, a short pointed rounded usnisha, peppercorn protrusions representing hair curs, and wearing a simple monks robe.
Very nice proportions on this Ava-style Buddha statue with nicely shaped hands in the Bhumisparsa mudra, referred to as the earth-touching mudra. It was during the Ava period that Buddhist iconography reached its peak of perfection from which the crafting of Buddha statues developed and evolved into a variety of styles which are uniquely Burmese, many of them referred to as the Ava style Buddha.
The Kingdom of Ava ruled upper Burma from 1364 to 1555 and was the successor to the minor kingdoms of Pinya, Sagaing and Myinsaing of central Burma which followed after the fall of the Pagan Empire.
The ravages of war with the Shan and the Mon people took its toll on the Kingdom of Ava, and it was eventually abandoned after a series of major earthquakes in 1839. Today, there are just a few architectural remains in Innwa, also known as Yadnarapon or Yadana Pura.
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