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Shan (Tai Yai) period: 1315 – 1948

Shan Buddha statue

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 legendsindicate 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.

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Buddha statues from the Shan period

Bronze Shan Buddha statue

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.

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Antique Burmese offering vessel

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Antique crowned Shan Buddha statue

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Special Burmese wooden Buddha statue

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Antique Burmese Shan Buddha statue

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Antique marble Shan Buddha statue

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Antique Burmese offering vessel

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Antique Burmese Shan Buddha statue

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Antique wooden Buddha statue

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Large old wooden crowned Buddha

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Antique Burmese Shan Buddha

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Very special bronze Shan Buddha

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Antique Burmese Shan Buddha

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Large and special antique Shan Buddha

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Antique marble Shan Buddha statue

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Large antique Shan Buddha statue

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Large antique wooden Shan Buddha

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Antique Burmese offering vessel

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Antique wooden Buddha statue

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Antique wooden Buddha statue

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Antique marble Shan Buddha statue

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Antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

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Large antique wooden Shan Buddha statue

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Antique Burmese Shan Buddha

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Antique limestone Buddha

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Antique Burmese Shan Buddha statue

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Antique Burmese Shan Buddha

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Antique wooden Burmese Buddha

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Antique bronze Shan Buddha

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