Description Among the stucco fragments found in the central sanctuary tower at Wat Phra Phai Luang are both long-faced and round-faced heads. There are good reasons for considering these sculptures early Sukhotahai. This head may be connected with the round-faced type, but it is, in comparision, more stretched out. There is another approach to this head- that it betrays direct influence from China. Chinese artisans were no doubt present in Sukhothai. But efforts to turn an elusive impression into a plausible Chinese model have been unsuccessful. Among the possible sources for this head is the pyramidal monument at Wat Phra Phai Luang.
|2/09/1984||Examination||examined for survey|
|4/09/1991||Treatment||cleaned; loss compensation; other|
|11/05/1993||Examination||examined for condition|
- Unearthly Elegance: Buddhist Art from the Griswold Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1995.
Provenance Wat Phra Phai Luang (?); Alexander B. Griswold, Monkton, Maryland, [presented to the Breezewood Foundation, inv. no. 691]; Walters Art Museum, 1979, by gift.
Credit Gift of Alexander B. Griswold, 1979
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