Head of Buddha

Thailand (Ratchaburi Province)

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.

Head of Buddha, Stucco, Thailand (Ratchaburi Province)

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