• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2195

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 784

    A bronze bust of Buddha

    THAILAND, LA NA PERIOD, 14TH/15TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A bronze bust of Buddha
    Thailand, La Na period, 14th/15th century
    With the Buddha clad in diaphanous robes, his face in a meditative expression with full lips, downcast eyes and arched brows, flanked on either side by elongated earlobes, his hair arranged in snail-shell curls rising over the ushnisha, rich dark patina overall
    30 in. (76.2 cm.) high


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    Compare with a related example in H. Woodward, The Sacred Sculpture of Thailand, 1997, p. 217, cat. no. 210.

    Provenance

    Acquired in New York before 1968


    Exhibited

    Guild Hall, East Hampton, New York, 1968