Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha

before 1424

Gold with resin core

Overall: 10.6 cm (4 3/16 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1999.316


This pristinely modeled Buddha was fashioned from a sheet of 24-karat gold, using the repoussé (hammering) technique. The figure is filled inside with a resin core. The style is typical of the last phase of Khmer art (9th-15th centuries), the Lapburi style, which combines characteristics of both Cambodian and Thai sculptural styles.

See also
Southeast Asian
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