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Title

Head of Buddha


Artist

Dvaravati School

Thailand

circa 6th century - circa 11th century


About

Since ancient times, today's Thailand has been the meeting place for diverse cultures from the region. The first known state in Thailand was the Dvaravati kingdom which was peopled by the Mon race from lower Burma and flourished from the sixth to eleventh centuries. The Mon Buddha is characterized by oversize curls and bulging eyelids. Terracotta pieces such this one are thought to have been attached to temple walls.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, May 1995.


Details


Place where the work was made

Thailand


Date

8th century


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

terracotta


Dimensions

13.5 x 10.1 x 9.0 cm; 20.3 x 10.1 x 9.0 cm including stand


Signature & date

Not signed.


Credit

Purchased 1964


Location

Not on display


Accession number

EV2.1964


Artist information

Dvaravati School

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
Thailand

Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Robert Haines, Thai sculpture, Sydney, 1964. cat.no. 21