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Title

Head of Buddha

12th century


Artists

Unknown Artist


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.


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