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A bronze head of Buddha with the beautiful oxidized patina it had when discovered and which shows the cuprite. The ronde-bosse sculpture using the lost wax method is set on a base. In accordance with esthetic criteria of the period, the face is oval, the eyes half closed and the eyelids discreetly rounded. The eyebrows in a sharp crescent shape start at the slightly hooked nose. The curly hair is surmounted by a flame.
|Historical Origins: Ayutthaya (in Sanskrit meaning “the impregnable fortress”), former capital of the kingdom of Siam founded in 1351, was destroyed by the Burmese in 1767. Called the Venice of the Orient, it is said that in the 16th century it was as big as London. Buddhism was declared the official religion in 1360 by King Ramathibodi who invited the monks of Ceylon to spread the faith amongst his subjects. |
State of Preservation: Very good, the bronze shows pleasant, quite regular oxidation and has a pretty green color.
Assessment: This is a perfect example of a Buddha from this region and this period. The fine and slender statue is very elegant. It is a beautiful collection piece.
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