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

19th Century Mandalay Clay / Stone Head of Buddha, Thailand / Burma

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Detail:  This have been part of my private collection for many years.  Acquired from a long-time art dealer in Denver Colorado.  The evident damage to the chin and nose does not detract from the elegance of this historic piece.  Circa 1850’s to 1880’s.  On a… Continue reading

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