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Title

Standing Buddha

15th century

Artists

Unknown Artist

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Thailand
    Cultural origin
    Ayutthya style but a provincial piece
    Period
    Ayutthaya period 1350 - 1767 → Thailand
    Date
    15th century
    Media category
    Sculpture
    Materials used
    bronze, traces of gold leaf
    Dimensions
    44.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Mr F. Storch 1985
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    428.1985
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

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  • About

    The inspiration of sculpture in Thailand has been, for centuries, predominately Buddhism. From the time of the earliest missionaries around the 5th century, Buddhism has permeated the entire population of Thailand and provided a unity of thought and artistic activity. The Buddha, Bodhisattvas (enlightened beings who choose to stay on this earth to guide others to enlightenment), and diverse human figures all fitted into a universal hierarchy that was precisely defined by Buddhist texts. This Standing Buddha is a provincial piece from the Ayutthya period.

    Asian Art Department, AGNSW, October 1988

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Thailand

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

    • Walking with gods, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 01 Jun 2019–05 Jan 2020

  • Provenance

    Fred Storch, pre Dec 1985, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, donated to the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Dec 1985.