University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:89-13-14
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Thai
Buddhist
Provenience: Penninsular Thailand (uncertain)
North Thailand
Thailand
Ayutthaya (uncertain)
Period: Sukhothai Period
Date Made: Sukhothai
Early Date: 1500
Late Date: 1599
Section:Asian
Materials:Bronze
Iconography:Buddha Head
Credit Line:Gift of the Estate of Elizabeth Lyons, Keeper of the Asian Collections, University Museum, 1989

Description

Solid bronze head of Buddha with smooth finial on usnisa. Narrow hair bands indicative of peninsular Thai images. Large empty slits for eyes were probably originally inlaid with mother of pearl. Broken at neck. Finial may have been capped with different material. Probably 16th century.


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