Standing Buddha, 8th century
Thailand (Buriram Province, Prakhon Chai)
Bronze inlaid with glass; H. 32 13/16 in. (83.3 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1982 (1982.220.5)
This standing Buddha displays the vitarkamudra, a gesture of teaching the Buddhist dharma. Only in Thailand do we see the iconographic innovation of showing this mudra with both hands. Characteristic of sculpture from Prakhon Chai is the glass inlay in the eyes.