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Title

Head of Buddha


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

This exceptionally large head, once glowing with a coating of gold lacquer, belonged to a figure at least 15 metres high. This piece dates stylistically to the Ayuthaya period, when Buddha images drew on the Sukhothai heritage but exaggerated features to create a face distinguished by its oval shape, arched eyebrows and pointed nose. Other features of the Ayuthaya style are the small hair curls and the clear band separating the forehead from the head.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.325.


Details


Place where the work was made

Ayutthaya Thailand


Date

14th century


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

sandstone with traces of lacquer


Dimensions

60.4 x 44.0 x 40.5 cm object; 83.0 x 44.0 x 40.5 cm object with stand


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Mr F. Storch 2000


Accession number

136.2000



Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2003, 325 (colour illus.).

Jill Sykes, Look, 'Frederick Storch 1927-2003', pg. 12, Sydney, Feb 2004, 12 (colour illus.).