60.4 x 44.0 x 40.5cm object; 83.0 x 44.0 x 40.5cm object with stand
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.
'Frederick Storch 1927-2003', by Jill Sykes, pg. 12., Look Feb 2004, Feb 2004, 12 (colour illus.).
The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales 2003, 2003, 325 (colour illus.).