Altfield Gallery is pleased to present a collection of early Buddhist sculpture from Burma. The sculpture in this exhibition is made of alabaster, a smooth white marble with an almost translucent sheen.
Burmese sculptors over the centuries have worked with wood, paper mache, bronze and alabaster, often using lacquer as a finishing surface, or gilding the completed sculpture. We have assembled a small group of very fine 18th and 19th century alabaster sculpture primarily from the Shan States. The collection includes both seated and reclining figures, each selected for the serenty of the expression. It is the calm countenance achieved in the best of Burmese sculpture that is the defining characteristic of the art from.

We hope you will find time to stop by the Gallery and see the Buddist sculpture currently on view.