On View: Asian Galleries, Southwest, 2nd floor
The subject of the ascetic Siddhartha became popular in Thailand in the late nineteenth century, likely inspired by photographs of ancient sculptures of the same subject that had been found in Pakistan. Like their ancient prototypes, Thai representations have prominent veins and feature wavy hair instead of tight curls.
Copper alloy, lacquer (urushi), gold leaf, core material (possibly sand or clay)
19th-early 20th century
29 1/2 x 25 x 13 1/4 in., 104 lb. (74.9 x 63.5 x 33.7 cm, 47.17kg) (show scale)
Gift of Dr. Andrew Dahl
Emaciated Buddha, 19th-early 20th century. Copper alloy, lacquer (urushi), gold leaf, core material (possibly sand or clay), 29 1/2 x 25 x 13 1/4 in., 104 lb. (74.9 x 63.5 x 33.7 cm, 47.17kg). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. Andrew Dahl, 84.133.7. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 84.133.7_bw.jpg)
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