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Burmese Stone Stele Pendant Legged Maitreya

Antique Buddha Maitreya Stone Stele
Height: 60cm
#867

Burmese Mon Period Mataban Sandstone Buddha Sculpture

Burmese Mon Period Martaban Mon Art Sandstone Buddhist Stele
Pre 16th Century
Height: 92cm
#905

Front Side View Rare Burmese Andagu Stone Buddhist Stele

Rare Burmese Andagu Stone Pagan Stele
11th - 12th Century
Height: 18cm
#922

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Burmese andague stone stele
Height: 11cm
Width: 7cm
#908

Andagu Stone Burmese Buddhist Carved Stele

Burmese Andagu Stone Buddhist Stele
Height: 9cm
Length: 18cm
#913

Burmese Bronze Stele Buddha Scenes

Burmese Bronze Stele Buddha scenes
11th - 12th Century
Height: 36cm
#1300

Burmese Andagu Stone Buddhist Stele

Burmese Andagu Stone Buddhist Stele
Height: 15.5cm
#9223

Burmese Andagu Stone Buddhist Scenes

Burmese Buddha Sculpture Andagu Stone Stele
Height: 15cm
#906

Indonesian Borobudur Stone Head

Indonesian Borobudur Stone Buddha Head
Height: 34cm
#5

Front View Burmese Bronze Pagan Stele

Burmese Bronze Stele Eight Scenes 9th - 11th Century Height: 31cm #125

Indonesian Borobudur Stone Buddha Head

Antique Indonesian Borobudur Stone Buddha Head
8th - 10th Century
Height; 37cm
#6a

Black Jade Stone Hindu Stele

Black jade stone Pala Hindu influence
Height: 10cm
#907

Rare Burmese Art Pieces

Some Rare Burmese Art Pieces such as the beautifully and finely carved Andagu Stone plaques with the Buddha as the central image, flanked by smaller images culminating with the Buddha in Parinirvana (dying) on the top of the plaque date to the Pagan era. These scenes depicts the main great events in the life of the Buddha, leading up to his enlightenment under the bodhi tree. Some of these andagu stone plaques also show scenes of the seven weeks following the enlightenment of the Buddha.

This soft beige stone with intricately carved detail of these important events in the life of the Buddha is considered to be unique to Burma.  A group of Buddhist stelae in varying colours which include the andagu stone is sometimes referred to as mudstone.

Other Buddhist iconography such as the small black stone icon with the male and female figures may have been carried by pilgrims or holy man to Burma to bestow fertility and good weather conditions for growing crops. During this early period in Burma a Brahmanistic influence is seen in some Burmese iconography unearthed around the main Pyu sites in Sri Ksetra and Beikthano.

Andagu Stone plaques are rare. In the book “Myanmar Buddha” written by Somkiart Lopetcharat, there are examples of this type of Andagu stone stele (plaque) dating back to the 10th century, and in the “New Documents of Burmese Sculpture”, written by Claudine Bautze-Picron on Andagu images there are similar examples of these andagu stone plaques.

other rare Burmese art pieces depicting the eight main events in the life of the Buddha found in Burma are made from bronze. Whether these bronze stelae were crafted in Myanmar is also inconclusive.

Many of these small stelae and icons were possibly placed in relic chambers which may have contributed to their preservation.

Rare Burmese Buddhist Art Pieces

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