Buddhas come in all kinds of materials: marble, wood, alabaster, ceramic, metal, plaster, concrete…
In the profoundly Buddhist Myanmar the Buddhas are often gilded with gold leaf.In the Mahamuni Pagoda of Mandalay the entire inner temple gleams with gold, and the Buddha has had so much gold leaf applied that his body has become lumpy with it.
The primary temple of Ananda Pahto temple in Bagan was distinguished by towering golden Buddhas around every corner.Descending golden Buddhas in a temple belonging to a monastery at the edge of Nyaung Shwe, the main town on Inle Lake.
At times, shiny brass substituted for gold. The primary Buddha within the main stupa of Kuthodaw Pagoda, a 19th century pagoda in Mandalay.Yangon’s brass Buddha guarding the Pagoda of the Hair Relic.
Brass Buddha at the Atumashi Monastery in Mandalay.More of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Shiny.