CATALOGUE No. 9 BRONZE CROWNED BUDDHA
KHMER, ANGKOR PERIOD
ANGKOR WAT STYLE
H. 24 CMS, 9 ½ INS
A large, finely cast crowned and jewelled bronze figure of Buddha with a tranquil expression, seated in dhyanamudra and holding a medicine pot, the reverse with an attachment loop for a nimbus.
This figure was probably part of a naga enthroned ensemble.
For a related example in the Cleveland Museum of Art, see pp. 336-7, fig. 8.44a-d in Emma C. Bunker and Douglas Latchford, Khmer Bronzes: New Interpretations of the Past, Chicago: Art Media Resources, 2011.
Provenance: From the Estate of a private English collector. Acquired in the 1970s.