Accepted Paper:

Through the prism of Buddhist moulds and tablets: endeavour to identify local and interregional dimensions in Myanmar (6th-13th c. CE)  

Author:

Delphine Desoutter (Sorbonne Nouvelle)

Paper Short Abstract:

This paper aims to explore the local and interregional dimensions of the Buddhist images in early Myanmar (6th-13th c. CE) by looking at the iconographic material provided by the known Buddhist moulds and tablets from this area.

Paper long abstract:

This paper aims to explore the local and interregional dimensions of the Buddhist images in early Myanmar (6th-13th c. CE) by looking at the iconographic material provided by the known Buddhist moulds and tablets from this area. Do the images match with the traditional art history timeline of Myanmar? How can they relate to the defined cultural groups and to the religious entities? What can it tell about the development of the Buddhist culture of representation and the dynamics of influences?

Through the presentation of different cases, we shall attempt to question the nature and affiliation of the Buddhist images on moulds and tablets. It is furthermore an opportunity to review different examples of moulds and interregional tablets from Myanmar.

Panel P06
Myanmar: its past and its regional and inter-regional interactions