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Title

Head of Buddha

12th century

Artists

Unknown Artist

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Lopburi Thailand
    Period
    Lopburi period 900 - 1300 → Thailand
    Date
    12th century
    Media category
    Sculpture
    Materials used
    stone
    Dimensions
    41.0 x 26.0 x 16.0 cm
    Credit
    Gift of Carol Storch 2003
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    405.2003
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

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  • About

    This head once belonged to a splendid example of Buddha sheltered by the seven headed serpent ('naga'), a popular representation of the Buddha in Southeast Asia. Stylistically the head is Khmer (Cambodian), reflecting the strong influence of Cambodia on Thai art at the period that the Angkor kings expanded into what is now modern Thailand.

    Asian Art Department, AGNSW, October 2003.