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Head of the Crowned Buddha
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Head of the Crowned Buddha

Description Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The most heavily bejeweled crowned Buddhas-sometimes seated, more frequently standing-were made in the second half of the 17th century. Some, like these, appear to be the product of the royal workshops in Ayutthaya, at a time when the absolute power of the king was also great. The facial features have a tension seen also in the flickering ornament on the back.
  • Unearthly Elegance: Buddhist Art from the Griswold Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1995.
  • The Kingdom of Siam: Arts of Central Thailand, 1350-1800. Asian Art Museum, San Francisco; Peabody Essex Museum, Salem. 2005-2006.
Provenance Nakhon Kasem, Bangkok; Alexander B. Griswold, Monkton, 1946, by purchase, [presented to the Breezewood Foundation, inv. no. 537]; Walters Art Museum, 1979, by gift.
Inscriptions none
Credit Gift of A. B. Griswold, 1979

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2nd half 17th century
leaded tin brass
Accession Number
5 7/8 in. (15 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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