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BUDDHA HEAD, U-THONG

Thailand Of 1250-1350 Century

Buddha head in U-thong style. Lips, nose and eyebrows are marked by dry, smooth ridges in high loops and curlicues; the head is crowned by a skull protuberance which has taken on a long pointed shape, like a flame. Affected by Khmer and old Mon traditions, this Buddha types are marked by a strong sense of squared-off design and cubic volume. The sinuous linear curves, loops and dry ridges of the pure Sukhodaya originals are also suppressed. The Sukhodaya image combined with this type to produce what is known as the U-Thong type. 

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Last Update: 04/04/2022