• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2195

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 783

    A large bronze figure of Buddha

    THAILAND, CHIANG SAEN, 15TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A large bronze figure of Buddha
    Thailand, Chiang Saen, 15th century
    Well-cast with the Buddha seated in maravijaya on a lotus base, his right hand in bhumisparsamudra and his left resting in his lap, clad in a diaphanous sanghati with incised hems, his face in a meditative expression with full lips and downcast eyes inlaid with mother-of-pearl, flanked by elongated earlobes and with his tightly curled hair rising over the ushnisha and surmounted by a flaming finial
    27½ in. (69.9 cm.) high


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    For another example with similar treatment of the base, see H. Woodward, The Sacred Sculpture of Thailand, 1997, p. 208, cat. no. 203.

    Provenance

    Acquired in New York before 1980