An early 19th century Burmese Shan Buddha. Beautifully hand carved, hand gilded and stand atop of a square on pedestal with inscription in front of the base. With minor losses wear to surface scratches as seen in the images. Though over all in really good condition.
Shan (also known as Tai Yai) period is around 1315 – 1948. The Tai-Shan people are believed to have migrated from Yunnan in China.The Shan, who call themselves Tai, form one section of the large Tai ethnic group which is now believed to have spread from Southeast China through Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Burma and Assam.
Shan legends indicate that they were already in the part of Burma which they still inhabit as early as the mid 11th century. The word “Shan” comes from the same root as Siam; in Bagan they were known as the Syam.
One of a kind. Originally from Burma.
Dimensions 4.25″ × 5.5″ × 18.5″
Antique piece. Sell in used, pre-owned condition. Vintage and antique items by nature have variable amounts of wear, imperfections, signs of use, age and time. Perfectly imperfect. Condition shown as in pictures. Kindly contact us if you need more info. or detail pictures.