Head of Buddha
- very nice quality faice details -
Thailand, AYUTTHAYA, c. 15th - 16th century AD
DIMENSIONS: 11,5 cm H. with out stand. (19 cm H. with stand).
PROVENANCE: Private collection of an Embassador, Toulon, France, collected before 1975.
A bronze head of Buddha
Thailand, Ayutthaya, circa 16th century
Finely modeled with incised chin, bow-shaped mouth, elongated eyes and gently arching brows, flanked by pendulous earlobes, the hair in tight curls over the ushnisha.
Beautyful exvacation patina and remains of original gilding.
The Ayutthaya Kingdom was a Siamese kingdom that existed from 1350 to 1767 centered on the city of Ayutthaya. The Kingdom of Ayutthaya is considered to be the precursor of modern Thailand and its developments are an important part of the History of Thailand.
Ayutthaya kingdom emerged from the mandala of city-states on the Lower Chao Phraya Valley in late fourteenth century during the decline of the Khmer Empire. After a century of territorial expansions, Ayutthaya was centralized and rose as a major power in Southeast Asia. Ayutthaya faced Burmese invasions resulting in the First Fall of Ayutthaya in 1569. However, King Naresuan (r. 1590 - 1605) freed Ayutthaya from brief Burmese rule and expanded Ayutthaya militarily. By 1600, the kingdom's vassals included some city-states in the Malay Peninsula, Sukhothai, Lan Na and parts of Burma and Cambodia, though the extent of Ayutthaya's control over its neighbors varied over time. In the seventeenth century, Ayutthaya emerged as en entrepôt of international trade and its cultures flourished. The reign of King Narai (r. 1657 - 1688) was described as "Golden Age" of Siamese culture and was known for historic contact between the Siamese court and the court of King Louis XIV of France. In the eighteenth century, however, Ayutthaya succumbed to civil wars and renewed Burmese invasions. Ayutthaya Kingdom ended in 1767 with Burmese invasion.
STAND DISPLAY INCLUDED
- The piece includes authenticity certificate.
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- Bronze doré
- Tête de Bouddha raffinée. 19 cm H. De la collection Ambassador.
- Siècle/ Période
- c. 15th - 16th century AD
- Bon état, voir la photo