- Place where the work was made
- Dvaravati (Mon) period 500 - 1000 → Thailand
- 8th century
- Media category
- Materials used
- 13.5 x 10.1 x 9.0 cm; 20.3 x 10.1 x 9.0 cm including stand
- Signature & date
- Purchased 1964
- Not on display
- Accession number
- Artist information
Works in the collection
Since ancient times, today's Thailand has been the meeting place for diverse cultures from the region. The first known state in Thailand was the Dvaravati kingdom which was peopled by the Mon race from lower Burma and flourished from the sixth to eleventh centuries. The Mon Buddha is characterized by oversize curls and bulging eyelids. Terracotta pieces such this one are thought to have been attached to temple walls.
Asian Art Department, AGNSW, May 1995.
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Thai sculpture (1964), David Jones' Art Gallery, Sydney, Sydney, 12 Aug 1964–22 Aug 1964
Buddhist Art from the Collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 May 1995–10 Sep 1995
Referenced in 1 publication
Robert Haines, Thai sculpture, Sydney, 1964. cat.no. 21
Robert Haines, pre 04 Sep 1964, Thailand, purchased for David Jones' Art Gallery by Mr Robert Haines.
David Jones' Art Gallery, Sydney, 04 Sep 1964, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, purchased by the Art Gallery of New South Wales from the David Jones Art Gallery exhibition, 'Thai Sculpture', cat no. 21.