Buddha; traces of gilt on patina; face is square, mouth is wide, nose is flat and hair curls are large - all indicative of the classic style evolved bt the early Dvaravati sculptors

Buddha Head, 8th century

Unknown artist, expand_more

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Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsburyexpand_more  50.46.219

G213expand_more

This image of Buddha Shakyamuni conforms closely to the classic style evolved by the early Dvaravati sculptors. The face is square, mouth wide, nose flat and hair curls large. Although the Dvaravati artists borrowed ideas from the idealized sculpture of India, this head demonstrates that facial characteristics of the indigenous population was soon incorporated into their religious art.

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Head of the Buddha, Thailand or Cambodia (#191)
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Title
Buddha Head
Role
Artist
Accession Number
50.46.219
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Buddha; traces of gilt on patina; face is square, mouth is wide, nose is flat and hair curls are large - all indicative of the classic style evolved bt the early Dvaravati sculptors