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
Place where the work was made
Ayutthaya period 1350 - 1767 → Thailand
bronze, traces of gold leaf
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Gift of Mr F. Storch 1985
Where the work was made
Shown in 1 exhibition
Walking with gods, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 01 Jun 2019–12 Jan 2020
Fred Storch, pre Dec 1985, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, donated to the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Dec 1985.