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Head fragment

Creation date: 7th century - 9th century
Creation place: Thailand

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Type: Terracotta Sculpture
Medium and Support: Terracotta
Credit Line: Gift of Audrey Spiro
Accession Number: 2014.2
Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 6 3/4 x 4 1/2 in. (21.59 x 17.15 x 11.43 cm)

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04/14/2017 Diana Chou
Dvaravati architecture in Thailand was often made of brick, and its decoration fashioned from stucco and terracotta. These terracotta fragments (from two different sculptures) would most likely to have been found in a decorative niche on the exterior of a Thai temple. The figure represents the Buddha in a typical meditative posture, with legs crossed and hands in the gesture of meditation (dhyana mudra). The very delicately rendered robe reveals the top of the undercloth that wraps around Buddha’s waist.
Last Updated: 4/14/2017


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

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

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