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Head of Buddha

Period:
Mon-Dvaravati period
Date:
9th century
Culture:
Thailand (Ratchaburi Province)
Medium:
Stucco
Dimensions:
H. 10 3/4 in. (27.3 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Steven Kossak, The Kronos Collections, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.417.5
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 246
This head is an ideal example of the refined Mon-Dvaravati period. The subtle articulation of planes that make up the face is characteristic of this high moment of sculptural refinement. The fact that it is fabricated in stucco suggests it originally embellished an architectural structure.
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