- Thailand: Lamphun
- c. 1200
- 16 x 9 x 4-1/2 in. (40.6 x 22.9 x 11.4 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Michael Phillips and Juliana Maio
- Accession Number:
- © Norton Simon Museum
This Buddha figure is from the ancient Mon kingdom of Haripunjaya in central Thailand. The artists of this region created a distinct type of Buddha image, of which this is a fine example. Salient characteristics of Buddha images from Haripunjaya include a square jaw, a wide mouth with thick lips, deeply incised lines to suggest a moustache and downcast eyes, and hair curls that resemble pointed cones.
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