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

Head of Krishna (?)

Date:
7th century
Culture:
Thailand (Phetchabun Province)
Medium:
Stone
Dimensions:
H. 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, 1993
Accession Number:
1993.201
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.
[ The Chinese Porcelain Company , New York, until 1993, sold to MMA]