- Place where the work was made
- Lopburi period 900 - 1300 → Thailand
- 12th century
- Media category
- Materials used
- 41.0 x 26.0 x 16.0 cm
- Gift of Carol Storch 2003
- Not on display
- Accession number
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.