An image of Head of Buddha

Unknown Artist

Head of Buddha

Location
Not on display
Further information

The history of Cambodia is often considered in three major periods: the pre-Angkor period, from the beginnings of Indianisation to c800 CE; the Angkor period, from 800s to 1431; and a post-Angkor period, dating from the city’s final abandonment about 1431 as a consequence of sustained attacks from Thailand. Much of Cambodia’s surviving cultural heritage is in the form of stone and metal iconic and architectural pieces from the Angkor period and earlier.

Theravada Buddhism swept through Cambodia in the 1200s, although the reasons for the widespread conversion remain unclear.

Asian Art Department, 2003

Place of origin
Cambodia
Cultural origin
Khmer style
Year
14th century
Media
Sculpture
Medium
stone
Dimensions
30.5 x 23.0 x 23.0 cm
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1967
Accession number
EV3.1967