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Walking Buddha, in High Relief
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Walking Buddha, in High Relief


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This figure of the Buddha is characterized by a round face and thick, heavy eyebrows that join the nose to form a king of 'T.' Acquired in Lopburi, it was very likely made there. This image is interesting in large part becasue of the light it appears to shed on the development of the walking Buddha. Originally attached to a backplate or frame, it might have been part of an altarpiece in which lesser images flank a central one. The walking Budha seems to be exemplifying a posture rather than illustrating a particular episode in the Buddha's life.
Conservation

The lost wax cast leaded bronze Walking Buddha exhibited signs of active chloride corrosion or bronze disease. Local active spots were treated with a corrosion inhibitor, benzotriazole.

Date Description Narrative
4/26/2017ExaminationExamined and treated for exhibition
Exhibitions
  • Unearthly Elegance: Buddhist Art from the Griswold Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1995.
Provenance Lobpuri, Thailand; Alexander B. Griswold, Monkton, summer 1948, [presented to the Breezewood Foundation, December 1960, inv. no. 708]; Walters Art Museum, 1992, by bequest.
Inscriptions none
Credit Bequest of A. B. Griswold, 1992

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Period
13th-14th century
Medium
cast bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.2786
Measurements
H: 8 9/16 × W: 2 1/2 × D: 1 3/16 in. (21.7 × 6.3 × 3 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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