Burma - Black and Gold Lacquer Buddha

Buddha statue in wood, black lacquer, gold leaf.

This statue measures approximately 96 cm in height and stands on a 20 cm square base.

Retour De Voyage brought it back from Burma. This is a statue of Shan State (you know, this is where we find the shan noodle soups, maybe the best soups all over Burma!)

Price on request.

Buddhist art of Burma

Buddhism seems to have reached Burma at the same time as Thailand.

From Mahayanist obedience, Burmese Buddhism slipped, because of the Sri Lankan influence, towards Theravada Buddhism, at  the time of the Bagan period (1044-1287). The Burmese Buddhist art, following the Theravada Buddhism, does not offer a great variety of figures, but the artists have performed a very large number of works that they swarmed throughout Southeast Asia. The Burmese beliefs have developed the idea that one could gain merit by multiplying the number of Buddha images produced. This is the reason why you can find today such a proliferation of works in the temples of Myanmar, all same Buddhas (in niches, or outdoors on pedestals).


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