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Title

Buddha subduing Mara


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

The Buddha subduing Mara became a favoured pose in Sukhothai and the following U-Thong styles. In legend while Buddha was mediating to attain enlightenment, Mara, the prince of evil, launched an assault. In moving his right hand from the meditative pose to point to the ground, Buddha called the Earth Goddess to witness his goodness. By wringing her hair she caused a flood that forced Mara to flee.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, October 1985.


Details


Place where the work was made

Thailand


Cultural origin

U-Thong style


Date

14th century


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

bronze


Dimensions

38.5 cm


Credit

Gift of Mr F. Storch 1985


Location

Not on display


Accession number

341.1985



Place

Where the work was made
Thailand