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


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.