Standing Figure of the Buddha by Unknown Artist

Produced in the workshops of Ayutthaya, the former Thai capital of Siam.


Copper alloy with traces of gilding & mother of pearl
168 cm
Art Fund grant:
£20,000 ( Total: £78,000)
Acquired in:
Jean Nies

Large scale. His right hand is raised in a gesture of reassurance and his left parallels the folds in his robes. He stands on a lotus base with raised petals.


In western collections since at least the 1960s; bought from a German private collection by the vendor in 1994.

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000

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