Asian art

Ava Buddha statues

Ava Buddha statues

Ava Period of Buddhist art is one of the most famous and most popular Buddhist art that influenced the major Buddhist religious art in Ancient MyanmarAva Buddhist art was named after the Buddhist tradition after the foundation of the kingdom of Ava by King Thado Minpya. The Kingdom of Ava dominated the upper Myanmar from mid-14th Century to mid 17th Century. The Ava Kingdom emerged as the dominant kingdom after the collapse of Pagan kingdom. The era of Ava Kingdom can be divided into two categories. The First Ava period lasted for around 200 years and was ruled by around 20 kings and the second Ava Period lasted for more than 100 years and was ruled by 10 kings.

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Ava Period of Buddhist art was later named “Second – Third Ava Art”. Shan Tai Yai Buddhist art highly influenced the early Ava Art because Ava used to be the capital of Tai Yai Kingdom later Ava became the capital city of Myanmar KingdomAva Period of Buddhist art was famous for beautiful and antique Buddha statues with much rounder forehead. After the declaration of Ava as the capital of Kingdom of Myanmar, two different style of art merged together since Ava during early years were much influenced by Shan art and later Myanmar art was combined with Shan art. The merged Buddhist art were completely different from the Shan art.

There even came a situation when there was a controversy in the name of merged art. Many people called them Shan Buddha statues and some called them Ava Buddha statues. Later ArakanMon and Tai Yai art merged into one and formed a new art called “Second Ava Buddhist art”.

Buddha Images in Ava Period

Buddha statuesBuddha images and other Buddhist sculptures during Ava Buddha statues have the unique appearance since it is the combination of many Buddhist art. Many features were introduced in this new form of Ava Art. Most of the Buddha images during Ava period were known for its unique style of a forehead. The large forehead is one of the key features that were introduced during Ava Period. Other key features were:

  • Oval shaped face with pointed chin
  • Curved Eyebrows of Lord Buddha
  • Straight and low shaped nose (bridge of nose)
  • Eye glazing downwards in the state of meditation
  • Small lips and pointed forward especially upper lip
  • Well built torso in the style of Toungoo Style
  • A halo is carved in the shape of pointed Lotus flower
  • The base of the top of the head was made wider with small and beaded hair curls

The most popular features would be earth witness mudra of Lord Buddha and this meditation posture of Lord Buddha was quite rare during Ava period. This gesture is popularly known as Bhumisparsha mudra. During this period, Large Buddha statues and small Buddha statues carved in Ava art were also quite popular since they were quite rare and antique Buddha and very difficult to find during Ava Period.

Antique Buddha statue Gallery has a large collection of antique Buddha statues from the various period of Myanmar like Ava PeriodPyu PeriodPagan PeriodToungoo Period etc. Buddha statues during Ava period were also quite popular according to the materials they were made of. Lacquerwoodbronzemarblesandstone and stone Buddha statues adorned in gold were also quite popular and statues made from sandstone were quite rare during those times.

Ava Period was known for sitting postures of Buddha statues, but our Buddha gallery also provides seated Buddha as well as reclining Buddha statuesAva style Buddha statuesare quite famous among our buyers and other famous Buddha statues among our Buddha gallery are Thai Buddha statuesTibetan Buddha statuesHappy Buddha statuesBuddha garden statuesBuddha statues for home etc and much more. These Buddha statues for sale are antique and rare and Antique Buddha statue gallery ensures this.

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