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Head of Crowned Buddha
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Head of Crowned Buddha

Description Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description At the back of this head- as a substitute for, rather than a development of, the ornament on 16th-century crowns- are scrolling tendrils and leaves, which take a place in an international panorama of related designs; the Europeanized stucco decor at Wat Tawêt; the designs on certain Japanese enamelled porcelain vases made for export around the 1670s; and the assimilated and vibrantly rhythmic patterns in contemporary gilt-lacquer ornament.
  • Unearthly Elegance: Buddhist Art from the Griswold Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1995.
Provenance Nakhon Kasem, Bangkok; Alexander B. Griswold, Monkton, 1946, by purchase, [presented to the Breezewood Foundation, 1985, inv. no. 808]; Walters Art Museum, 1992, by bequest.
Inscriptions none
Credit Bequest of A. B. Griswold, 1992

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2nd half 17th century (Ayutthaya)
tin brass
Accession Number
3 1/4 in. (8.2 cm); with repairs: 3 15/16 in. (10 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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