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Sculpture - Sculpture

Sculpture

  • Object:

    Sculpture

  • Place of origin:

    Thailand (made)

  • Date:

    7th century-8th Century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stone

  • Museum number:

    IS.26-1988

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

This large-scale head of a Buddha displays the qualities of the Mon style, inspired by Gupta aesthetics but imbued with the distinctive Mon physiognomy, most evident in the broad features and full lips. The variety of stone suggests that this sculpture is from the Ratchaburi region, west of Bangkok. A number of Mon sites are scattered along the lower reaches of the river Meklong, including Nakhon Pathom, the 7th century Mon capital.

Place of Origin

Thailand (made)

Date

7th century-8th Century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Stone

Dimensions

Height: 22 cm

Object history note

Bought from A. Biancardi (Wolmore collection).

Descriptive line

Head of the Buddha

Production Note

Ratchpuri/Nakhom Pathom Style

Subjects depicted

Buddhist

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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