This seated Buddha with elongated proportions and defined facial features dates to around the 9th century and is stylistically from the Central Javanese period, drawing its influences from Buddhist images produced in Southern India around Amaravati and continuing at Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka. Stylistic features which suggest this influence include the slender body and elongated face, the drape of the robe worn in the 'open mode', the subtle modelling of the 'ushnisha' and the characteristic mark of 'urma' at the centre of the forehead.
Asian Art Department, AGNSW, February 2000.
Srivijaya period 700 - 1200 → Thailand
12.5 x 7.0 x 4.2 cm
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
D G Wilson Bequest Fund 2000
Where the work was made
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Bob and Norma Noe, pre 1998, Kentucky/United States of America
Alex Biancardi, Nov 1998, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia
Danny Biancardi, Nov 1998-Feb 2000, Australia, by descent. Purchased by the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2000.
Referenced in 2 publications
Pratapaditya Pal, Orientations, 'Sensuous Spirituality: Hindu and Buddhist Art from the Indic Cultural Realm', pg. 80-87, Hong Kong, Sep 2000, 81 (illus.). fig.2
The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2003, 338 (colour illus.).