Buddha Artist: Unknown

8th–early 9th century c.e.

Asian Art

On view, 2nd floor, Asian Art

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.

Medium

Bronze

Dimensions

8 3/4 × 3 1/4 × 1 1/2 in. (22.2 × 8.2 × 3.8 cm)
with base: 10 1/2 × 3 1/4 in. (26.6 × 8.2 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Evelyn Kranes Kossak

Accession Number

2018.49.1

Geography
Culture
Period

Mon-Dvaravati period (ca. 6th–13th century)

Classification
Disclaimer

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Provenance

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
  • "Selected Acquisitions," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2018), 103, ill
  • "Acquisitions July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin: Online Supplement (accessed December 1, 2018), 19
Object copyright
Additional information

Object/Work type

religious art

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