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Statue Fragment

Object Number:89-13-15
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Thai
Buddhist
Provenience: Penninsular Thailand
Ayutthaya
Date Made: 16th Century?
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

Bronze Buddha head with smooth finial, bands on usnisa and raised tear drop shape at front of usnisa characteristic of peninulsar Thai images. Large slits for eyes probably would have had mother of pearl inlay. Well pronounced facial features. Tips of ears are pointed. Right ear lobe is bent forward. Coloring on lips. Broken at neck. Probably 16th century.

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