Alabaster Buddha Statue White Burma Shan Period, 17th Century For Sale
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Alabaster Buddha Statue White Burma Shan Period, 17th Century

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This statue of Buddha is from Burma in the Shan Period. It is made of white alabaster. In general (but not always), ancient alabaster is calcite in the wider Middle East/Asia. Buddha images from the Shan period: Although there is evidence of earlier occupation, the first Shan Buddha images that were found seem to date back only to the 17th century. They have triangular faces with a broad forehead, eyebrows arched high over narrowly opened eyes, a pointed nose with triangular nostrils, pursed thin lips, large and elongated ears, and short necks. They are often seated in Vajrasana with hands in Bhumisparsha mudra. Seventeenth century Buddha statues may be placed on high, wasted lotus thrones and wear immensely tall crowns with flamboyant ear flanges. The Tai-Shan people are believed to have migrated from Yunnan in China. The Shan, who call themselves Tai, form one section of the large Tai ethnic group which is now believed to have spread from Southeast China through Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Burma and Assam. Shan legends indicate that they were already in the part of Burma which they still inhabit as early as the mid-11th century. The word “Shan” comes from the same root as Siam, in Bagan they were known as the Syam. Measures 22 Hx 7 x 9.

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  • Date of Manufacture
    1600s
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    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 22 in. x W 9 in. x D 7 in.H 55.88 cm x W 22.86 cm x D 17.78 cm
  • Seller Location
    Carmel Valley, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU329319544533
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