- Place where the work was made
- Ayutthaya period 1350 - 1767 → Thailand
- 14th century
- Media category
- Materials used
- sandstone with traces of lacquer
- 60.4 x 44.0 x 40.5 cm object; 83.0 x 44.0 x 40.5 cm object with stand
- Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
- Gift of Mr F. Storch 2000
- Not on display
- Accession number
This exceptionally large head, once glowing with a coating of gold lacquer, belonged to a figure at least 15 metres high. This piece dates stylistically to the Ayuthaya period, when Buddha images drew on the Sukhothai heritage but exaggerated features to create a face distinguished by its oval shape, arched eyebrows and pointed nose. Other features of the Ayuthaya style are the small hair curls and the clear band separating the forehead from the head.
The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.325.
Shown in 1 exhibition
Conversations through the Asian collections, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Oct 2014–13 Mar 2016
Referenced in 2 publications
Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2003, 325 (colour illus.).
Jill Sykes, Look, 'Frederick Storch 1927-2003', pg. 12, Sydney, Feb 2004, 12 (colour illus.).