Burmese Buddhist Sculpture: The Johan Moeger Collection
By Otto Karow
This Offers the reader an admirable survey and description of a sacral art that is yet too little studied, the rich Burmese tradition. Of particular importance in this collection are the pieces forged in the Shan States depicting various incidents in the life of the Buddha as well as the many pieces representing the Buddha in royal attire, herein designated the "Jambupati"-type. Whether the artifacts displayed are of narrative scenes, single figures, votive stupas, or house temples we have in this collection the full range of craftsmanship expressing, in various "gradients of quality", Burmese Buddhist iconographic ideals.
132 pp. illus. in color
210 x 290 mm