AGE: Pagan 10th – 12th Century
CONSTRUCTION: – Bronze
DESCRIPTION: – Rare Burmese Bronze Pagan Buddha Statue
HEIGHT: – 73cm
DEPTH: – 17cm
WEIGHT: – 24.5 Kg.
A rare Burmese bronze Pagan Buddha Statue – of the early Pagan period. This period would probably be the most significant era in the development of the Burmese Buddha, distinct from any other in Asia.
Prior to the Pagan era the Burmese Buddha statue crafted by the Pyu and the Mon people before them was influenced by Buddha Images from India and Sri Lanka, some of this Brahamanic/Hindu influence was carried through into the Pagan era and can be seen in wall murals throughout Burma.
Charlotte Kendrick Galloway has written an excellent thesis on Early Buddhist imagery from the Pagan Period
Some great examples of Pagan Buddha statues from the 10th – 11th Century