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Title

Standing Buddha


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

This early Buddha figure is interesting for its strongly modelled robe, which reflects the stylistic fusion of early Buddhist South and Southeast Asian images. The piece is cast in the south Indian style of the Nagapattinam school (Nagapattinam was a port town in Tamil Nadu in south India and a renowned Buddhist pilgrimage centre from early times). In this style, the robe is worn as seen here: the right shoulder bare, the robe falling in heavy folds, finishing short of the hem of the undergarment. On the left, the folds of the robe fall in wavy lines to the Buddha's ankles, while he gathers the edges of his garment in his left hand.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.324.


Details


Place where the work was made

Peninsular Thailand Thailand


Date

8th century


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

copper alloy


Dimensions

28.0 x 8.9 x 8.0 cm (irreg.)


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Bequest of Alex Biancardi 2000


Accession number

41.2000



Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2003, 324 (colour illus.).