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Title

Standing Buddha

15th century


Artists

Unknown Artist


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


Details


Place where the work was made

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


Accession number

428.1985



Place

Where the work was made
Thailand

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


  • Walking with gods, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 01 Jun 2019–12 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.