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Seated Buddha

9th century


Unknown Artist

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Central Java Java Indonesia
    Cultural origin
    Central Javanese
    Srivijaya period 700 - 1200 → Thailand
    9th century
    Media category
    Materials used
    copper alloy
    12.5 x 7.0 x 4.2 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    D G Wilson Bequest Fund 2000
    Not on display
    Accession number

    Reproduction requests

  • About

    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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Central Java

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

  • Provenance

    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.