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Side View Burmese Andagu Stone Stele #922

Burmese Andagu Stone Burmese Stele
10th - 12th Century
Height: 18cm
Width: 12cm
Depth: Varying up to 4cm
Weight: 1 Kg. #922

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

Black Jade Stone Hindu Stele

Black jade stone Pala Hindu influence
Height: 10cm
Width: 8cm
Depth: 3cm
Weight: 450gms.
#907

Burmese Mon Period Mataban Sandstone Buddha Sculpture

Burmese Mon Period Martaban Mon Art Sandstone Buddhist Stele
Pre 16th Century
Height: 92cm
Width: 58cm
Depth: 12cm
Very Heavy
#905

Burmese Bronze Stele Buddha Scenes

Burmese Bronze Stele Buddha scenes
11th - 12th Century
Height: 36cm
Width: 26cm
Depth: Varies 4c - 6cm
Weight: 14.25
#1300

Burmese Stone Carving Buddha Statue Disciples

Burmese Stone Carving Buddha & Disciples
Height: 9cm
Length: 18cm
Depth: 3.5cm
Weight: 1 Kg. #913

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Burmese andague stone stele
Height: 11cm
Width: 7cm
Depth: 3cm
Weight: 350 gms.
#908

Side View Indonesian Buddha Head

8th - 10th Century Indonesian Borobudur Lava Stone Buddha Head
Height: 34cm
Width: 26cm
Weight: 18.35 Kg.
#5

Indonesian Borobudur Stone Buddha Head

Antique Indonesian Borobudur Stone Buddha Head
8th - 10th Century
Height; 37cm
Width: 27cm
Weight: 18.5 Kg.
#6a

Rare Burmese Stone Stele Buddhist Maitreya

Rare Burmese Stone Stele Buddhist Maitreya
Height: 60cm
Width: 37cm at widest part
Heavy
#867

Burmese Andagu Stone Stele Buddha Sculpture

Burmese Buddha Sculpture Andagu Stone Stele
Height: 15cm
Width: 8.5cm
Depth: 3cm
Weight: 650gms
#906

Rare Burmese Art Pieces

Rare Burmese Art Pieces such as the beautiful and finely carved Andagu Stone plaques with the Buddha as the central image surrounded by smaller images with the lying down Buddha in Parinirvana seen at the top of the plaque. 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 shown here with the male and female figures may have been carried by Brahman pilgrims or holy man Burma to bestow fertility and good weather conditions for growing crops. They were more than likely transported from India or Sri Lanka to Burma during the Pyu period, dating from the 7th Century. 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.

The Andagu Stone plaques (see below, second picture) 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 placed in relic chambers which contributed to their preservation.

Rare Burmese Art Pieces

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