CATALOGUE No. 10 BRONZE CROWNED BUDDHA


CATALOGUE No. 10 BRONZE CROWNED BUDDHA

THAI

LOPBURI STYLE

13TH CENTURY

H.20 CMS, 8 INS

An unusual crowned and jewelled bronze figure of Buddha, contemplative and serene, seated in dhyanamudra and holding a medicine pot, wearing long flaring earrings that extend almost to the shoulders, his throne adorned with a row of lotus petals.

For a related example in the Jim Thompson collection, see cat. no. 41 in T. Bowie (ed.), The Sculpture of Thailand, Exhibition catalogue, New York: Asia Society, 1972.

Provenance: From the Estate of a private English collector. Acquired in the 1970s.