- Upper Asian gallery
- Further information
This seated Buddha with elongated proportions and defined facial features dates to around the 9th century and is stylistically from the Central Javanese period, drawing its influences from Buddhist images produced in Southern India around Amaravati and continuing at Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka. Stylistic features which suggest this influence include the slender body and elongated face, the drape of the robe worn in the 'open mode', the subtle modelling of the 'ushnisha' and the characteristic mark of 'urma' at the centre of the forehead.
Asian Art Department, AGNSW, February 2000.
- Place of origin
- Cultural origin
- Central Javanese
- Thailand: Srivijaya period 700–1200
- 9th century
- copper alloy
- 12.5 x 7.0 x 4.2 cm
- Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
- D G Wilson Bequest Fund 2000
- Accession number
- Bob and Norma Noe, pre 1998, Kentucky/United States of America
Alex Biancardi, Nov 1998, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia
Danny Biancardi, Nov 1998-Feb 2000, Australia, by descent. Purchased by the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2000.