Description This piece suggests that Sihing-type images began to be produced in Sukhothai and Chiang Mai workshops at the same time. The connections go further than this, however; it can be proposed that this head was cast in Chiang Mai by a Sukhothai-trained craftsman. There are several Lan Na detached heads, similar in style, that were originally joined to the body at the neck, with corresponding notches on each edge.
- Unearthly Elegance: Buddhist Art from the Griswold Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1995.
Provenance [Found at Chiengmai]; Alexander B. Griswold, Monkton, before 1955; The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, 1955, by gift; Walters Art Museum, 1989, by transfer of gift.
Credit Gift of A. B. Griswold, through transfer from the Baltimore Museum of Art, 1989
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