A COPPER ALLOY FIGURE OF BUDDHA THAILAND, KAMPHAENG PHET, CIRCA 15TH CENTURY

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Lot 3089W
A COPPER ALLOY FIGURE OF BUDDHA
THAILAND, KAMPHAENG PHET, CIRCA 15TH CENTURY

US$ 20,000 - 30,000
HK$ 160,000 - 230,000
A COPPER ALLOY FIGURE OF BUDDHA
THAILAND, KAMPHAENG PHET, CIRCA 15TH CENTURY
27 1/2 in. (70 cm) high

Footnotes

  • 泰國 甘烹碧府 約十五世紀 銅佛坐像

    "Though [Kamphaeng Phet] was by this time part of the kingdom of Ayudhya, many of its artists carried on the traditions of Sukhodaya which had been handed down to them by their teachers. In most respects [the style] would be difficult to distinguish from the contemporaneous work of Sukhodaya itself, through the shape of the face, narrowing downwards markedly from the broad foreheads, is said to be typical..."
    (Bowie (ed.), The Sculpture of Thailand, New York, 1972, p.106.)

    This large and well-cast sculpture exemplifies the Kamphaeng Phet style, with a particularly well-achieved philtrum that undulates and confidently defines the contours of his sweet and approachable smile. Compare the aforementioned proportions of the head as well as the typical three-layered flame finial (as opposed to four), abbreviated 'fishtail' lapel by the navel, and planar feet, to those of a Buddha from Wat Phra That in the Kamphaeng Phet National Museum (Rooney, Ancient Sukhothai, Bangkok, 2008, p.211; and a head in the same, p.51).

    Provenance
    The Estate of Mrs. Jane Rau, New York, acquired by 1971
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A COPPER ALLOY FIGURE OF BUDDHA THAILAND, KAMPHAENG PHET, CIRCA 15TH CENTURY
A COPPER ALLOY FIGURE OF BUDDHA THAILAND, KAMPHAENG PHET, CIRCA 15TH CENTURY
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