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Head of the Adorned Buddha


Creation date: ca. 1500
Creation place: Thailand

Other Information

Type: Bronze Sculpture
Medium and Support: Bronze
Credit Line: Gift of Earle W. Grant
Accession Number: 1961.12
Dimensions: 14 1/2 in. x 9 1/2 in. x 10 3/4 in. (36.83 cm x 24.13 cm x 27.31 cm)
Currently on view

Provenance

Gump's, San Francisco, California ( - November 6, 1951)

Earle Wilkin Grant, San Diego, California (November 6, 1951 - 1961)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (1961 - )

Label Copy

04/14/2017 Diana Chou
The Buddha is sometimes shown crowned and bejeweled in later Southeast Asian Buddhist art, in strong contrast to its Indian prototypes. The bronze caster of this image delighted in the contrast between the tight pattern of the diadem and the smooth abstract volumes of the face.
Last Updated: 4/14/2017

Exhibition

This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Choices from the Grant-Munger Collection San Diego Museum of Art , 4/13/1961 - 5/28/1961

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: 177

Grant-Munger Collection: San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, May 1970
Page Number: 120, no. 177

Dr. Caron Smith. San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 2003
Page Number: 95, Figure Number: 95

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