Amazing Antique Thai Sukothai Style Lacquered and Gilt Bronze Buddha, Circa 1900

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A early 20th Century Thai Lacquer and Gilt Bronze Buddha done in the Sukothai Period Style. The gilt and lacquer is well worn but that adds to the beauty of this fine vintage piece. The peaceful expression and delicate form will make this a treasured addition to your home.

The Kingdom of Sukhothai had important contacts with Sri Lanka. Thai monks travelled to Sri Lanka for further religious instruction, and Sri Lankan monks settled in Sukhothai. Sukhothai religious art was thus influenced by Sri Lankan art. The Buddha images of the Sukhothai era gained important disdinguishing characteristics from the images during the Khmer and Mon era.
A flame appeared on top of the head of the Buddha. The head is covered with fine curled hair. The face is oval, with high curving eyebrows, a hooked nose, a downward gaze, and overall displays a gentle smiling expression.
The body of the Buddha images displays broad shoulders and a small waist.
Overall it can be said that the Buddha Images do not appear human, but display idealistic or superhuman characteristics.

11 inches High X 7 inches wide.

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