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Reclining Buddha


Creation date: 17th century
Creation place: Thailand

Other Information

Type: Bronze Sculpture
Medium and Support: Bronze on Leaded brass
Credit Line: Bequest of Pliny F. Munger
Accession Number: 1964.230
Dimensions: 14 1/4 in. x 42 in. x 10 1/4 in. (36.2 cm x 106.68 cm x 26.04 cm)
Currently on view

Provenance

Earle Wilkin Grant, San Diego, California ( - )

Label Copy

04/14/2017 Diana Chou
The Buddha’s reclining posture evokes his final death, which will result in his attainment of nirvana, an eternal state of bliss, free of all suffering. Never again will he be reborn into the world. The smooth planes and simple renderings of his monastic garments typify works produced in Thailand.
Last Updated: 4/14/2017

Exhibition

This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Lewis de Soto: Paranirvana , 9/26/2004 - 11/7/2004

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

Arts of South and Southeast Asia The San Diego Museum of Art , 1/20/2017 - 00/00/00

Bibliography

This object has the following bibliographic references:

Grant-Munger Collection: San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, May 1970
Page Number: 95, Figure Number: 178

Grant-Munger Collection: San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, May 1970
Page Number: 121, no. 178

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