Global Art & Artifacts

burmese

Vintage Translucent White Onyx Lamp, Burma

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Detail:  I acquired this in 2001 from an antique dealer in Nebraska.  This dealer said he acquired it from a WW II Veteran who brought it back from Burma in the early 1940s.  This makes sense since the Americans had reopened the Burma Road in late 1940… Continue reading

Bronze 18th Century Shan Burmese Temple Buddha, Shan States of North Burma

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Detail:  This statue is a museum quality late-18th Century Shan Buddha.  The lines and features are a lot more refined compared to the 17th Century Shan Buddha that I am offering (search:  17th Century Bronze Shan Burmese).  It has a gorgeous coloring and the detail is… Continue reading

Wooden 17th Century Shan Burmese Temple Buddha, Shan States of Northern Burma / Myanmar

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Detail:  This unbelievable 17th Century Buddha is a classic Shan Buddha from the Shan States.  The detail and coloring are superb and the iconography is accurate for a late 17th Century date.  This Buddha sits on a throne in the Bhumisparsa mudra posture calling the earth to… Continue reading

Very Old Khmer Empire Bronze Buddha Head / Statue, Cambodia / Thailand

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Detail:  A serene Buddha head that was damaged – most likely – during a Burmese raid into Thailand.  I purchased this from an Asian collector / gallery in New Zealand.  The Khmer Empire (esotericstuff.comly Cambodia today) flourished during the 9th through 13th Centuries.  Then it fell… Continue reading

Royal Animal – Shaped (Chinthe) Coin Weight, Burma

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Detail:  Made from high quality silver and nickel, this highly detailed weight was made for Burmese royalty in the 19th Century.  The history of such weights began before regular currency when transactions in the bazaars were made by weighing out lumps of metal, ganza (basket or metal canister)… Continue reading
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