An image of Head of Buddha

Dvaravati School

(Thailand circa 6th century – circa 11th century)

Head of Buddha

Location
Not on display
Further information

Since ancient times, today's Thailand has been the meeting place for diverse cultures from the region. The first known state in Thailand was the Dvaravati kingdom which was peopled by the Mon race from lower Burma and flourished from the sixth to eleventh centuries. The Mon Buddha is characterized by oversize curls and bulging eyelids. Terracotta pieces such this one are thought to have been attached to temple walls.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, May 1995.

Place of origin
Thailand
Period
Thailand: Dvaravati (Mon) period 500–1000
Year
8th century
Media
Sculpture
Medium
terracotta
Dimensions
13.5 x 10.1 x 9.0 cm; 20.3 x 10.1 x 9.0 cm including stand
Signature & date

Not signed.

Credit
Purchased 1964
Accession number
EV2.1964