Information about the Mandalay period / Mandalay Buddha statues from Burma

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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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Beautiful antique bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

Beautiful antique bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

3250 euro
Antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha

Antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha

450 euro
Antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha

Antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha

250 euro
Large antique Mandalay Buddha statue

Large antique Mandalay Buddha statue

3950 euro
Old wooden Buddha statue

Old wooden Buddha statue

125 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

1450 euro
Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

1900 euro
Large antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha statue

Large antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha statue

2750 euro
Antique stone Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique stone Mandalay Buddha statue

150 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

175 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

2450 euro
Antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha statue

2450 euro
Antique marble Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique marble Mandalay Buddha statue

2650 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

1950 euro
Antique Burmese Buddha with two monk statues

Antique Burmese Buddha with two monk statues

550 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

1250 euro
Special antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha

Special antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha

3450 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

115 euro
Antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha statue

175 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

1950 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

975 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

1950 euro
Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha

Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha

2750 euro
Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

2350 euro
Antique marble Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique marble Mandalay Buddha statue

100 euro
Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

450 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

1950 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

275 euro
Antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

Antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

750 euro
Old Burmese Mandalay Buddha

Old Burmese Mandalay Buddha

1300 euro
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