Head of a Male Figure
- Mon-Dvaravati period
- 8th–9th century
- Thailand (Ratchaburi Province, Ku Bua)
- Stucco with color
- H. 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Samuel Eilenberg Collection, Gift of Samuel Eilenberg, 1987
- Accession Number:
In Thailand, stupas and temples were often embellished with terracotta and stucco sculptures. In some instances, even large-scale narrative friezes illustrating stories from the Buddha's life survive. In contrast to the stone and metal images that served as the primary objects of worship, these sculptures in plastic media show a greater degree of spontaneity and freedom of expression.
Samuel Eilenberg , New York (until 1987; donated to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Lotus Transcendent: Indian and Southeast Asian Art from the Samuel Eilenberg Collection," October 2, 1991–June 28, 1992.