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Image of Head of Buddha (with stand)

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Head of Buddha (with stand)

Creation date: 1424
Creation place: Thailand

Other Information

Type: Bronze Sculpture
Medium and Support: Bronze on wood stand
Credit Line: Bequest of Pliny F. Munger
Accession Number: 1964.229
Dimensions: 11 5/8 in. x 4 7/16 in. x 4 3/4 in. (29.53 cm x 11.27 cm x 12.07 cm)

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Temple, Palace, Mosque: 2010

In the wake of heightened contact between Buddhists from Sri Lanka and those in Thailand during the 14th century, Thai Buddha images of this period have less overtly stylized features. The volumes of the face are fuller and more rounded, and the flame that indicates the enlightened state of the Buddha is less pointed than in later Thai examples.
Last Updated: 6/26/2012


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Temple, Palace, Mosque: Southern Asian & Persian Art , 1/2/2010 - 2/1/2011

Temple Palace and Mosque Rotations San Diego Museum of Art , 8/16/2010 - 00/00/00

Arts of South and Southeast Asia 2nd to 16th Century , 6/16/2014 - 12/14/2014

Arts of South and Southeast Asia 2nd - 6th century The San Diego Museum of Art , 12/20/2014 - 00/00/00


This object has the following bibliographic references:

Grant-Munger Collection: San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, May 1970
Page Number: 120, no. 176

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