Head of Buddha, Thailand. Museum no. IM.80-1927.

Head of Buddha, Thailand. Museum no. IM.80-1927.

Head of Buddha
Found at  Chiensen, North Thailand
16th century
Bronze cast in full relief by cire perdue process.
Height 22.9cm, width 14.3cm, thickness 13.6cm
Museum no. IM.80-1927

This head belonged to an image produced in one of the major centres of bronze casting in the kingdom of Lan Na in present day northern Thailand. This kingdom flourished most fully between the 13th and 16th centuries though it remained independent until 1897.