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Haripunchai Mon Buddha

Haripunchai Mon Buddha

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Large terra cotta impressed votive plaque from the ancient Thai Mon Dvararati Kingdom, of Haripunchai. This piece shows a strong affinity with Pagan and Burmese Mon votive tablets in the architectural style of the chedis and arched lintel over the Buddha’s head, however the face of the image is classic Haripunchai style and period circa 10/1tth CE. References: Buddhist Sculpture of Northern Thailand and Carol Stratton and Ancient Buddhist Art from Burma, Taisei Gallery. When I acquired this it was heavily encrusted with stucco and old dirt and came mounted in a badly deteriorated wood and burlap frame. I removed it and soaked it water a couple of hours and managed to get the “crust” off with a tooth brush. A lot of fakes from this period around but I 100% guarantee authenticity. There is small hole filled with hardened putty which may be used to insert a screw and remount. H: 16cm/6in and W: (at base) 13cm/5in.