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Large 18th/19th Century Antique Thai Sukhothai Bronze Buddha Head

Large 18th/19th Century Antique Thai Sukhothai Bronze Buddha Head


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Sculpture: Pre 1800: Item # 1256610
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 $800.00 
Large Thai bronze Buddha head with serene face and downcast almond eyes, curled headdress, flaming usnisa, and elongated ears. The casting is thin, the patina is very nice, and there is typical corrosion and wear evident. Traces of gilt are visible in the usnisa and hair (see close up images). Produced in the 18th/19th century in the Sukhothai period style. 15" high. Weighs about 9 lbs. There is no stand. This bronze is from the Albert Ninde estate in Tucson. According to the family, the pieces in the collection were acquired during the 1940s and 1950s when Ninde was an Air Force pilot in China, Japan, and Korea.