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Burmese Bronze Pagan Style Pendant Legged Buddha Statue Flanked By Two Indianized Devotees

Burmese Bronze Pendant Legged Buddha Statue
Pre 18th Century
Height: 63cm
Width: 36cm
Depth; 34cm
Weight: 20.1 Kg.
#136

Side View Pyu Burmese Bronze Buddha Statue 11th - 12th Century

Burmese Bronze Pyu Buddha Statue
9th - 10th Century
Height: 24.5cm
Width: 16cm
Depth: 7cm
Weight: 2.95 Kg.
#115

Burmese Pyu Bronze Buddha Statue 2

Burmese Bronze Pagan Buddha Statue
10th - 13th Century
Height: 83cm
Width: 42cm
Depth; 28cm
Weight: 39 Kg.
#138

Burmese Bronze Pyu Buddha Statue On Shrine

Burmese Bronze Pagan Buddhist Shrine - Buddhist Trilogy
Pre 16th Century
Height: 47cm
Length: 46cm
Depth: 22cm
Weight: 22.05 Kg.
#124

Burmese Bronze Pagan Buddhist Shrine

Burmese Bronze Pagan Buddhist Shrine
Pre 16th Century
Height: 34cm
Length: 49cm
Weight: 18.45 Kg.
#128

Burmese Crowned Bronze Buddha Statue

Burmese Crowned Bronze Buddha Statue
Possibly 20th Century
Height: 28cm
Width: 18.5cm
Depth: 12cm
Weight: 2.4 Kg.
#703

Antique Bronze Burmese Buddha Statues

Antique Burmese Bronze Pagan Buddha statue
Height: 48cm
Width: 38cm
Depth: 20cm
Weight: 16.15 Kg.
#123

Burmese Ava Bronze Buddha Stastue 19th Century

Burmese Bronze Ava Buddha Statue
20th Century
Height: 54cm
Width: 29cm
Depth: 18cm
Weight: 12.75 Kg.
#117

Burmese Bronze Shan Buddha Statue On Throne 19th Century

Burmese Bronze Shan Buddha Statue
18th Century
Height: 55cm
Width: 33cm
Depth: 27cm
#120

Burmese Bronze Shan Standing Buddha Statue

Burmese Bronze Shan Buddha Statue
Early 20th Century
Height: 40cm
Width: 12cm
Weight: 2.6 Kg.
#111

Burmese Mandalay Standing Buddha Statue - Hand Gesture Vitarka

Burmese Bronze Mandalay Buddha Statue 19th - 20th Century
Height: 42cm
Width: 18cm
Depth: 10.5cm
Weight: 3.5 kg.
#110

Burmese Arakan Bronze Crowned Buddha Statue

Burmese Arakan Bronze Crowned Buddha Statue
Height: 38cm
Width: 21cm
Depth; 15.5cm
Weight: 6.1 Kg.
#21

Burmese Bronze Jambhupati Buddha Statue

Burmese Bronze Jambhupati Buddha Statue on stepped throne
18th - 19th Century
Height; 35cm
Width: 25cm
Depth; 15cm
#23

Antique Bronze Arakan Mrauk-U Bronze Buddha Statue Bron

Burmese Bronze Mrauk-e Style Arakan Royal King Buddha Statue
Height: 65cm
Width: 28.5cm
Depth; 23cm
#22

Burmese Pagan Bronze Buddha Statue

Burmese Pagan Bronze Buddha Statue
Pre 16th Century - pagan
Height: 73cm
Width: 32cm
Depth: 22cm Weight: 23.5cm
#127

Burmese Bronze Shan Jambupati Buddha Statue - 17th - 18th Century

Burmese Tai yai Jambhupati Bronze Buddha Statue
17th - 18th Century
Height: 38cm
Width: 13cm
Depth; 10cm
Weight: 2.35 Kg.
#121

Pre 16th Century Burmese Bronze Mrauk-U Period

Burmese Bronze Mrauk-u Period Crowned Buddha Statue
Pre 16th Century
Height: 55cm
Width: 40cm
Depth: 25cm
#700

Burmese Bronze Mandalay Buddha Statue

Gilded Bronze Mandalay Buddha Statue
Height: 39cm Width: 30cm
Depth: 17cm
Weight: 7.4 Kg.
#133

Burmese Bronze Early Mandalay Buddha Statue

Burmese Bronze Early Mandalay Buddha Statue
19th Century
Height: 44cm
Width: 33cm
Depth: 19cm
Weight: 9.7 Kg.
#134

Burmese Bronze Shan Buddha Statue - Bhumisparsa Mudra

Antique Burmese Bronze Shan Buddha Statue
19th Century
Height: 25.5cm
Width: 18cm
Depth: 12cm
Weight: 1.35 Kg
#151

Front View Burmese Bronze Pagan Stele

Burmese Bronze Pagan Buddhist Stele Eight Scenes
Height: 31cm
Width: 23cm
Depth: from 4cm - 6cm
Weight: 9.85 Kg.
#125

Burmese Mandalay Buddha Pendant Legged Seated Statue

Burmese Post Mandalay Bronze Buddha Statue - #118
20th Century
Height: 50cm
Width: 24.5cm Depth: 18.5
Weight: 9.5 kg.
#11

Antique Burmese Bronze Buddha Statues

Antique Burmese Bronze Buddha Statues

Antique Burmese Bronze Buddha Statues in Myanmar – Over the past millennia the method of casting Buddha images using the lost wax process hasn’t changed a great deal, although modern tools are taking the place of the traditional tools that were once used.

In earlier times when casting a Buddha statue precious metals were often added to the mix of copper and tin in reverence to the Buddha, then gilded. Today Buddha statues are often decorated with gold leaf or gold foil. These days the bronze alloy is made up of just two ingredients 4 parts of tin to 6 parts copper.

The main centre for bronze casting in Myanmar during the Konbaung dynasty was the area of Ywa-taung in the Sagain region (Ava period 1752 A.D.-1885 A.D.) After the fall of Ava many of these workshops moved to Mandalay where the casting of bronze Buddha statues is today a thriving industry.

Bronze casting in Myanmar dates back more than 3,000 years. Objects that have been discovered in some of the old Pyu and Mon sites include small goddess mother figures and bronze ornaments, thought to be funerary objects. Other finds include bronze spears, axes, weights and coins. Many of these finds have been dug up around the Pyu sites in Srikshetra and Beikthano.

Although Buddhist monasteries have been unearthed on these ancient sites no bronze Buddhist sculptures have been found in Beikthano.  Buddhist iconography at the Pyu site at Srikshetra and Halin have however unearthed some sculptures related to the Mahayana school of Buddhism with Tantric influences which was introduced into Burma through Northern India from the 1st or 2nd century.

Historical records show that from Pagan times bronze Buddha statues were often placed inside stupas or temple walls, not as a means of hiding them but more so to give merit to the donor. Many that have survived are still in relatively good condition due to the protection given whilst encased in these structures.

Some of the finest bronze Buddha statues come from Burma and are made in many different styles such as the Ava, Jambhupati crowned Buddha statue, Shan and Mandalay style Buddha statue.

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Antique Burmese Bronze Buddha Statues

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