Head of the Buddha, Thailand. Museum no. IS.15-1968.

Head of the Buddha, Thailand. Museum no. IS.15-1968.

Head of the Buddha
Lopburi style, Thailand
Early 13th Century
Sandstone
Height 27.9cm, width 17.8cm, depth 20.3cm
Museum no. IS.15-1968

The expressive features of this face reflect the influence of the last phase of the Khmer style of Ankor, the Khmer capital. Throughout the 11th and 12th centuries, when Thailand formed part of the Khmer Empire, Lopburi was a chief seat of Khmer power. Cambodian influences continued to be felt there even after its political domination was broken early in the 13th century.