An image of Standing Buddha

Unknown Artist

Standing Buddha

Location
Upper Asian gallery
Further information

The inspiration of sculpture in Thailand has been, for centuries, predominately Buddhism. From the time of the earliest missionaries around the 5th century, Buddhism has permeated the entire population of Thailand and provided a unity of thought and artistic activity. The Buddha, Bodhisattvas (enlightened beings who choose to stay on this earth to guide others to enlightenment), and diverse human figures all fitted into a universal hierarchy that was precisely defined by Buddhist texts. This Standing Buddha is a provincial piece from the Ayutthya period.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, October 1988

Place of origin
Thailand
Cultural origin
Ayutthya style but a provincial piece
Period
Thailand: Ayutthaya period 1350–1767
Year
15th century
Media
Sculpture
Medium
bronze, traces of gold leaf
Dimensions
44.0 cm
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Gift of Mr F. Storch 1985
Accession number
428.1985
Provenance
Fred Storch, pre Dec 1985, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, donated to the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Dec 1985.