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Seated Buddha in "Maravijaya"

Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This is an U Thong-tradition image, modified somewhat due to the influence of the Early Ayutthaya type. The radiance takes the form of a flame; the hair may not come to a point at the center of the forehead, but the curve is strong and the sculptor now composes the features within an ovoid outer skin. Within this skin, however, the features still have much of an U Thong character, and the end result is a strong sense of individuality, even of realism.
Date Description Narrative
12/19/1983Examinationexamined for condition
  • Unearthly Elegance: Buddhist Art from the Griswold Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1995.
Provenance Thailand; Alexander B. Griswold, Monkton, 1948 or before, [presented to the Breezewood Foundation, inv. no. 740]; Walters Art Museum, 1979, by gift.
Inscriptions none
Credit Gift of A. B. Griswold, 1979

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14th-15th century (Ayutthaya)
leaded bronze, laquer
Accession Number
at knees: 20 3/8 x 6 1/16 in. (51.8 x 15.4 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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