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Country Group:South and Southeast Asia (Thailand, Burma, Laos, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Vietnam)
Item id: 966

This is one from my personal collection: I've This is a very uncommon and large Northern Thai Buddha from the old kingdom of Nan. This special type of Buddha from Northern Thailand near the Lao border has strong Lao influence along with some Burmese feel, but it has a unique feel all its own. One of the most distinctive characteristics is the unique face, which is flatter and has a different look than any other type of Thai Buddha. If it does not sell it will be listed to my website at thebuddhagallery.com in the next few weeks. This Buddha is special in other ways as well. The base is spectacular, with a kind of intricate scrollwork I haven't seen on any other Thai Buddha. The Buddha, as you can see, is not gilded and lacquered in a traditional way. The surface displays two different colors of metal: I've seen a similar process (patination?) process on some early Burmese Buddhas, but never on a Northern Thai Buddha. The hair had been lacquered in a traditional way. The size is a very substantial 14 inches tall by 10 inches wide at the base by 5 inches deep. The casting is refined and done in a high quality bronze There is no clay core remaining. It is not as thickly cast as the later or very early Nan Buddhas tend to be. Delightful!

Availability : Sold

Country: Thailand

Material: Bronze

Dating: 17th Century - 18th Century

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