barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham


UNKNOWN THAI ARTIST

Head of a Buddha

Thailand, probably 18th / 19th century

Bronze

 

This sculpture was probably originally attached to a complete figure. It is in a style associated with the former capital city of Ayudhya. According to orthodox notions, any images of the Buddha bear a portion of his innate spiritual deity. Such sculptures are made to inspire or guide meditation.

 

Purchased 1942 (No. 42.7)

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