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Asian Art

Buddha

8th–early 9th century c.e.

Bronze

22.2 × 8.2 × 3.8 cm (8 3/4 × 3 1/4 × 1 1/2 in.)
with base: 26.6 × 8.2 cm (10 1/2 × 3 1/4 in.)
Gift of Evelyn Kranes Kossak
2018.49.1
Buddhas with both hands raised in the teaching or exposition gesture (vitarka mudra) represent an innovative iconography that developed in the area of present-day Thailand, in response to imported Indian Buddhism.
Geography: 
Thailand
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Thai
Period: 
Mon-Dvaravati period (ca. 6th–13th century)
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Spink and Son Ltd.; purchased before 1983 by Evelyn Kranes Kossak, New York; gifted in 2017 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/bulletin/Pub-Bull-acquisitions-2018.pdf (accessed December 1, 2018).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.