Cast about 30 years ago, this replica bronze Buddha head is in the style of Thailand's Sukhothai Kingdom. The Sukhothai period, which lasted from the mid-13th century to the end of the 14th century, is often called "The Golden Age of Thai Civilization." Religious art and architecture from this period are regarded by many art historians as representing the most classic of Thai styles. The face of a Sukhothai Buddha is immediately recognizable for its regal, commanding look, with heavily lidded eyes, prominent nose and small mouth.
The unisha (protuberance at the crown of the head indicating superior knowledge) generally is quite high and topped with a lotus bud, as in this example. This bronze is in excellent condition. It is hollow and rests on a simple black wood base. Dimensions with base: height 19 1/2" (50 cm), width 9 1/2" (24 cm), depth 9" (23 cm).
Dimensions without base: height 17" (43 cm), width 8" (20 cm), depth 9" (23 cm).