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Collection

An image of Head of Buddha by
Alternate image of Head of Buddha by

Lopburi, Thailand

Title
Head of Buddha
Place of origin
LopburiThailand
Period
Lopburi period 900 - 1300 → Thailand
Year
12th century
Media category
Sculpture
Materials used
stone
Dimensions

41.0 x 26.0 x 16.0 cm

Credit
Gift of Carol Storch 2003
Accession number
405.2003
Location
Not on display
Further information

This head once belonged to a splendid example of Buddha sheltered by the seven headed serpent ('naga'), a popular representation of the Buddha in Southeast Asia. Stylistically the head is Khmer (Cambodian), reflecting the strong influence of Cambodia on Thai art at the period that the Angkor kings expanded into what is now modern Thailand.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, October 2003.