Seated Crowned and Jeweled Buddha


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Although similar in style to the famous hoard of Pala bronzes found at Kurkihar (in the state of Bihar), this sculpture was found in northeastern Thailand. That it had arrived there by the first half of the twelfth century can be determined by its halo, which is a Thai replacement that may date from as early as the eleventh century. Images of crowned and jeweled Buddhas became popular in both Thailand and Cambodia during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. They were probably based on Pala sculptures like this one.

Seated Crowned and Jeweled Buddha, Bronze with silver inlay, India

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