Date: 7th century
Culture: Thailand (Phetchabun Province)
Dimensions: H. 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm)
Credit Line: Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, 1993
Accession Number: 1993.201
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.