Global Art & Artifacts


Handcarved Shan Buddha. Fragment. Gilt.  Wood. 18th Century.  Burma

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    Though territorially part of Burma, the Shan States developed their own distinct artistic style.   During the 18th century, Shan Buddha sculpture became particularly sophisticated and elegant. Finely and realistically molded, the face exudes sweetness and serenity.   The Tai-Shan (Tai Yai) people are belived to have… Continue reading

Old Medicine Buddha Statue in Marble, China

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Detail: Huge marble garden Medicine Buddha seated on a lotus blossom displaying the Dhyana mudra. Acquired by one of our agents in the Hubei Province (south central China). Circa early- to mid-1800’s. A few chips are missing around the base but generally this statue is in very good condition. Additional… Continue reading

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