17 September 1999
A Bronze Head of Buddha
Thailand, Ayuthia, 15th/16th Century
Powerfully modeled with sharply cut features, downcast eyes beneath arched brows and bow-shaped lips inlaid in copper, flanked by large ears with pendulous lobes, his hair arranged in rows of tight curls with a domed ushnisha, the bronze with some calcification overall
15 in. (38 cm.) high
Olivier Le Corneur, Paris, circa 1925.
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