Copper alloy Baphuon style Buddha Cambodia, 11th century
Lot 9
A copper alloy figure of Buddha Cambodia, Baphuon style, 11th century
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A copper alloy figure of Buddha
Cambodia, Baphuon style, 11th century
Standing on a rectangular black pedestal in samabhanga, the Buddha wears a robed draped over the left shoulder and leaving the right bare that extends down to the ankles and with a faintly defined hemline and fish-tail pleat in the center, his right hand in vitarka mudra and the right in varada mudra, his face with well-defined now worn feature of a smiling mouth and flat brow line beneath thick hair arranged in curled bumps extending over the domed ushnisa.
7 ¾ in. (19.7 cm) high

Footnotes

  • The distinctive arrangement of the hair which swells out and has an outlined band around the forehead is a hallmark of the Baphoun style (see Helen Ibbitson Jessup, Sculpture of Angkor and Ancient Cambodia: Millennium of Glory, fig. 60, p. 245, and Baptiste and Zephir, L'Art khmer dans les collections du musee Guimet, cat. 57 and 58).

    Provenance:
    Estate of Natasha Eilenberg
    Samuel and Natasha Eilenberg Collection, before 1969
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