Head of Buddha
- Upper Asian gallery
- Further information
This exceptionally large head, once glowing with a coating of gold lacquer, belonged to a figure at least 15 metres high. This piece dates stylistically to the Ayuthaya period, when Buddha images drew on the Sukhothai heritage but exaggerated features to create a face distinguished by its oval shape, arched eyebrows and pointed nose. Other features of the Ayuthaya style are the small hair curls and the clear band separating the forehead from the head.
The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.325.
- Place of origin
- Thailand: Ayutthaya period 1350–1767
- 14th century
- sandstone with traces of lacquer
- 60.4 x 44.0 x 40.5 cm object; 83.0 x 44.0 x 40.5 cm object with stand
- Signature & date
- Not signed. Not dated.
- Gift of Mr F. Storch 2000
- Accession number