An image of Head of Buddha

Unknown Artist

Head of Buddha

Location
Not on display
Further information

This head once belonged to a splendid example of Buddha sheltered by the seven headed serpent ('naga'), a popular representation of the Buddha in Southeast Asia. Stylistically the head is Khmer (Cambodian), reflecting the strong influence of Cambodia on Thai art at the period that the Angkor kings expanded into what is now modern Thailand.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, October 2003.

Place of origin
Lopburi, Thailand
Period
Thailand: Lopburi period 900–1300
Year
12th century
Media
Sculpture
Medium
stone
Dimensions
41.0 x 26.0 x 16.0 cm
Credit
Gift of Carol Storch 2003
Accession number
405.2003