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11th-13th C. Burmese Pagan Trilogy Bronze Buddha Statues




AGE: – 11th – 13th Century – Pagan
CONSTRUCTION: – Bronze
DESCRIPTION: – 11th-13th C. Burmese Pagan Trilogy Bronze Buddha Statues with age related damage (see pictures). Some corrosion along the length of the base front in the middle (see pictures).

HEIGHT: – 47cm
LENGTH: – 46cm
DEPTH: – 22cm
WEIGHT: – 22.05 kg.
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11th-13th C. Burmese Pagan Trilogy Bronze Buddha Statues standing on a shrine – An unusual and rare trilogy of detachable Buddha statues, each one standing on a double lotus pedestal on top of an oblong shrine. Five kneeling devotees are attached to the base showing reverence to the Buddha. This piece would have at some time had a back piece (reredos), indicated by the two slots on the back of the shrine which is now missing.

The three Buddha statues are of the Pagan style of Buddha image. All three show different Mudra’s, the first Buddha statue hand gesture Verada Mudra – The gift bestowing gesture of compassion, Second Buddha Statue hand gesture Abhaya Mudra – The gesture of fearlessness, third Buddha Statue hand gesture Dharmacakra Mudra – The gesture of teaching.

This shrine has obviously suffered some hardship during its lifetime. It is rare to see this style of Buddhist Art from Burma and would indicate a transition from the Pala tradition seen in Buddhist stele’s from India to a purely Burmese style of Buddha statue from the Pagan era.

11th-13th C. Burmese Pagan Trilogy Bronze Buddha Statues

11th-13th C. Burmese Pagan Trilogy Bronze Buddha Statues

Base view 11th-13th C. Burmese Pagan Trilogy Bronze Buddha Statues

Bronze monk on Shrine

Antique Burmese Standing Bronze Buddha Statues view from top

Feet view Burmese Bronze Buddha Statues

back Brumese Bronze Shrine

Face view Burmese Bronze Buddha Statue

Feet view three Bronze Buddha Statue on Shrine

Monks on Burmese Bronze shrine

Side view 11th-13th C. Burmese Pagan Trilogy Bronze Buddha Statues

view from top Burmese Bronze Buddha shrine

Back view Burmese Bronze Buddha Statue

Underneath view Burmese bronze Buddha statues

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