Head of Krishna (?)

Thailand (Phetchabun Province)

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 246

The unusual faceted miter sitting high on the figure's forehead is a characteristic of sculptural production at the site of Si Thep, particularly in images of Krishna lifting up Mount Govardhana. Although this head shows affinities with pre-Angkor sculpture, the facial features, and especially the eyes, are linked more closely to the emerging Mon-Dvaravati style of Thailand.

Head of Krishna (?), Stone, Thailand (Phetchabun Province)

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