Asian art

Mandalay period: 1853 - 1948

Mandalay Buddha statue

Mandalay was considered the center of the Buddhist universe in Myanmar. King Mindon moved the capital from Amarapura to this new site and called it the city of Mandalay. Tradition maintains that Gautama Buddha visited the sacred peak of Mandalay Hill with his disciple Ananda, and proclaimed that on the 2400th anniversary of his death, a metropolis of Buddhist learning would be founded on the plain below the hill. The political center of this new city had the perfect geometrical form of a Buddhist Mandala, for which the city was named, Mandalay.

The Mandalay period ends at the time when the Burmese gained its independence from the British.

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Buddha statues from the Mandalay period

Youthful, sweet-faced image of the Buddha wearing a robe elaborately folded, edged and decorated often with inset mirror glass, has attained great popularity and become known as the ”Mandalay Buddha”. For many people, it came to epitomize the Burmese representation of the Buddha. Mandalay Buddha statues often have a broad band across the forehead. The hair hugs the head in tight curls and covers a broad prominent ushnisha. There is no lotus finial above. The images are frequently seated in the Bhumisparsa mudra and the left lying in the lap. The uttarasanga is worm in the open mode and the sanghati is folded decoratively on the left shoulder. Wood, alabaster and bronze have been the favoured materials. Many Buddha statues are lacquered and gilded, including the face and body. Most standing Buddha images wear the uttarasanga in the closed mode, covering the arms and chest and held at each side of the lower body by downward-stretched hands. Below, at its lower centre, appears the antaravasaka. The sanghati flows in multitudinous folds from the left shoulder. In his right hand the Buddha holds the medicinal myrobalan fruit.

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See our Mandalay Buddha statues

Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

3750 euro
Antique Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique Mandalay Buddha statue

700 euro
Antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha

Antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha

250 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

2750 euro
Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

2750 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

2250 euro
Antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha

Antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha

750 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

1950 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

175 euro
Antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha

Antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha

1150 euro
Antique marble Mandalay Buddha

Antique marble Mandalay Buddha

1600 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

1950 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

950 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

500 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

600 euro
Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

950 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

2500 euro
Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

2100 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

1950 euro
Antique Buddha statue from early Mandalay period

Antique Buddha statue from early Mandalay period

5500 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

1950 euro
Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha

Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha

2100 euro
Old bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

Old bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

1200 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

550 euro
Very high quality antique Mandalay Buddha

Very high quality antique Mandalay Buddha

3750 euro
Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

1750 euro
Antique wooden Buddha statue

Antique wooden Buddha statue

650 euro
Antique Burmese offering vessel

Antique Burmese offering vessel

1250 euro
Old standing Mandalay Buddha statue

Old standing Mandalay Buddha statue

500 euro
Special bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

Special bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

7500 euro
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