The Bodhisattva Collection

Reference Book:  Burma, Art and Archaeology

Reference Book: Burma, Art and Archaeology

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A very interesting reference book that is more a specialist's reference on a compilation of certain individual topics than a general survey book on Burmese wares in general. There are 15 different essays here dealing with a broad range of topics such as Burmese Buddhist Sculpture in the British Museum; Court Dress of the Shan States; Burmese Votive Tablets; Problems and Issues Concerning the Preservation of Wooden Monasteries in Burma; Burmese Arts and Crafts in the Scherman Collection (Germany); Prehistoric Grave Goods from the Chindwin and Samon River Regions, Burmese Cosmological Manuscripts, and several other topics. The photos are good quality but there are not nearly as many as in some of the other texts. To best determine your possible interest in this book, we suggest you look at the full Table of Contents on

In our candid opinion, it's not enough of a reason to purchase an antique merely for the sake of a free book, but any client already seriously contemplating a purchase can enjoy this as a free extra. Many collectors, especially beginners, do not make enough effort to acquire good reference books, and are tempted to spend on pieces before they have really learned enough to purchase responsibly and protect themselves. But there is really no better way to educate one's eye than studying the pieces of established collections in published books. However you acquire them, we encourage collectors to amass a good reference library which over time, is essential to building a solid collection and avoiding costly mistakes.