Information about the Mandalay period / Mandalay Buddha statues from Burma

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Mandalay period: 1853 - 1948

Mandalay Buddha statue

Mandalay was considered the center of the Buddhist universe in Myanmar. King Mindon moved the capital from Amarapura to this new site and called it the city of Mandalay. Tradition maintains that Gautama Buddha visited the sacred peak of Mandalay Hill with his disciple Ananda, and proclaimed that on the 2400th anniversary of his death, a metropolis of Buddhist learning would be founded on the plain below the hill. The political center of this new city had the perfect geometrical form of a Buddhist Mandala, for which the city was named, Mandalay.

The Mandalay period ends at the time when the Burmese gained its independence from the British.

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Buddha statues from the Mandalay period

Youthful, sweet-faced image of the Buddha wearing a robe elaborately folded, edged and decorated often with inset mirror glass, has attained great popularity and become known as the ”Mandalay Buddha”. For many people, it came to epitomize the Burmese representation of the Buddha. Mandalay Buddha statues often have a broad band across the forehead. The hair hugs the head in tight curls and covers a broad prominent ushnisha. There is no lotus finial above. The images are frequently seated in the Bhumisparsa mudra and the left lying in the lap. The uttarasanga is worm in the open mode and the sanghati is folded decoratively on the left shoulder. Wood, alabaster and bronze have been the favoured materials. Many Buddha statues are lacquered and gilded, including the face and body. Most standing Buddha images wear the uttarasanga in the closed mode, covering the arms and chest and held at each side of the lower body by downward-stretched hands. Below, at its lower centre, appears the antaravasaka. The sanghati flows in multitudinous folds from the left shoulder. In his right hand the Buddha holds the medicinal myrobalan fruit.

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See our Mandalay Buddha statues

Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

1,150 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

2,250 euro
Antique bronze Burmese Mandalay Buddha

Antique bronze Burmese Mandalay Buddha

950 euro
Large antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

Large antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

1,250 euro
Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

850 euro
Antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

Antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

1,750 euro
Special large bronze Buddha statue

Special large bronze Buddha statue

15,500 euro
Antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha statue

300 euro
Large old wooden Burmese Buddha

Large old wooden Burmese Buddha

1,950 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

1,100 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

1,750 euro
Old Burmese Mandalay Buddha statue

Old Burmese Mandalay Buddha statue

1,850 euro
Old large marble Buddha statue

Old large marble Buddha statue

4,250 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

875 euro
Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

1,750 euro
Antique wooden standing Mandalay Buddha

Antique wooden standing Mandalay Buddha

1,100 euro
Large antique Mandalay Buddha statue

Large antique Mandalay Buddha statue

3,950 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

975 euro
Old marble Burmese Mandalay Buddha statue

Old marble Burmese Mandalay Buddha statue

350 euro
Antique bronze Burmese Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique bronze Burmese Mandalay Buddha statue

2,500 euro
Antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha statue

2,500 euro
Very beautiful antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha statue

Very beautiful antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha statue

3,750 euro
Antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha statue

3,900 euro
Antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

Antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

800 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

1,250 euro
Antique wooden standing Mandalay Buddha

Antique wooden standing Mandalay Buddha

1,450 euro
Antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha

Antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha

1,650 euro
Antique wooden Burmese Mandalay Buddha

Antique wooden Burmese Mandalay Buddha

400 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

1,250 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

1,750 euro
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