Antique Gilded Wood Mandalay Buddha Statue / Yaowarat Antique Shop

฿ 25,200.00

Beautiful in detail with the patina correlates with age and use and with a warm expression and a naturalistic of Mandalay style, this gilded wooden Buddha statue is serene in a subduing Mara posture.

This traditional in appearance piece is sure to add serenity to your home, office or sacred space. One of the most recognizable of the Asian deities this representation of the spiritual teacher Buddha is sure to enlighten your home with endlessly timeless style.

Size : 40 W x 25 L x 45 H cm

Weight : approx 5.5 kg

Material : Wood

Condition : This antique item has no defects, but it may show the imperfections that correlate with age and use.

Yaowarat Antique Shop is located in Yaowarat Street known as the old town of Bangkok. Opened for over 30 years, the shop has filled with thousand pieces of unique oriented antiques. For those who love Thai antiques, once you come to Bangkok, it’s a must to visit this place!

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Get to know Mandalay period: 1853 – 1948

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 their independence from the British.

Mandalay Buddha

Mandalay was considered the most beautiful and popular art in Burma and thus Burmese Art prospered and developed in this era. The styles of Mandalay Buddha Images and Buddha statues were many since King Mandon. A devout Buddhist, had filled Mandalay with them and through the years Mandalay art became established as the pure art of Myanmar

Mandalay Buddha statue
Myanmar styles
  • No halo above the head. (Arakan style influenced)
  • An Oval-shaped face with a thick rim.
  • Human-like facial features, except the ears which were elongated to the shoulders.
  • A slender body (Ramayana influenced)
  • An image seated in the crossed-legged position with a wide lap and the upper parts of the legs and knees touching the pedestal base.
  • Adorned images were decorated with a full range of accessories but the crown was optional. (This style only be found in Mandalay style).
  • Most images were lacquered, painted with Chad (red colour), gilded and finally decorated with inlaid glass. The borders of the face and the robe were embossed with inlaid glass decorations.
  • Crowned images in royal attire wore a conical crown similar in shape to the crown of the Mahamuni Buddha Image.
Do you know ‘Calling the Earth to Witness’ or ‘Subduing Mara’ posture?

The Buddha is seated on a pedestal in the Bhumisparsa or ‘Calling the Earth to Witness’ mudra. With fingers slightly touching the ground this position represents the subduing of Mara (a demon) who bombarded Buddha with demons, monsters, violent storms and the three seductive daughters. Remaining steadfast the Buddha testified to his meritorious past by pointing to the earth and calling the Earth Goddess, Thorani.

Rising from the ground the Earth Goddess wrings the water from her long black hair. By this action she raises a torrential flood that drowns Mara and his army of demons. This gesture reflects this story symbolizing enlightenment, as well as steadfastness and Buddha’s achievement of perfection or nirvana.

Yaowarat Antique : The Antique shop

“Yaowarat Antique” located in Yaowarat Street known as the old town of Bangkok has been open for over 30 years. Started by the family of “Danvirunhavanich”. By having a passion for collecting little antique items such as old stamps, and antique toys into Benjarong or Porcelain plates. Then Mr.Danvirunhavanich began to open his own antique shop which at first named “Chiva sart” meaning “The lesson of life”. After the retirement of Mr.Danvirunhavanich, “Tee” known as “Tee Yaowarat” : son of Mr.Danvirunhavanich has taken over to take care of this antique shop. Yaowarat Antique Shop is a popular-oriented antique store among Bangkokian people. Many of their antiques have a unique southeast Asian and Thai style. For those who love Asian antiques, once you come to Bangkok, it’s a must to visit this place!

Additional information

Weight 5.5 kg
Dimensions 25 × 40 × 45 cm


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