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Object Number: 43-22-1
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Thai
Buddhist
Provenience: Thailand
Date Made: 18th Century - 19th Century
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Bronze
Gilding
Technique:Gilded
Iconography:Standing Buddha
Credit Line:Gift of Percy C. Madeira, 1943

Description

Gilt bronze statue of a standing Buddha in "royal attire" or the rich robes of a Universal King, the moral leader of mankind. The Buddha wears an elaborate tiered headdres, armlets, necklaces, skirt, sandals with upturned toes. Three-tiered hexagonal pedestal surmounted by low round stand, short tang at back. All ornamentation is in high relief. Inlaid glass "jewels".


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Lyons, Elizabeth, et al. 1985. Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition. : Page/Fig./Plate: 48View Objects cited in this Publication

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