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

Rare 18th Century Wooden Seated Shan Buddha.  Mara Vijaya.  Gold Gilt. Burma.

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    A very special and rare find!   The Tai-Shan people are believed to have migrated from Yunnan China.  The Shan – who call themselves Tai – form one section of the large Tai ethnic group.  They span from1315 to 1948.   This particular Buddha is… Continue reading

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