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Title

Buddha subduing Mara

14th century

Artists

Unknown Artist

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Thailand
    Cultural origin
    U-Thong style
    Period
    Ayutthaya period 1350 - 1767 → Thailand
    Date
    14th century
    Media category
    Sculpture
    Materials used
    bronze
    Dimensions
    38.5 cm
    Credit
    Gift of Mr F. Storch 1985
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    341.1985
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

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  • About

    The Buddha subduing Mara became a favoured pose in Sukhothai and the following U-Thong styles. In legend while Buddha was mediating to attain enlightenment, Mara, the prince of evil, launched an assault. In moving his right hand from the meditative pose to point to the ground, Buddha called the Earth Goddess to witness his goodness. By wringing her hair she caused a flood that forced Mara to flee.

    Asian Art Department, AGNSW, October 1985.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Thailand