A finely cast bronze fragmentary head and hand of a Buddha Thailand, Ayutthaya period, 15th-17th century | 暹邏 阿瑜陀耶時期 十五至十七世紀 銅佛首及手殘件一組兩件
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Property from a private European collection
A finely cast bronze fragmentary head and hand of a Buddha
Thailand, Ayutthaya period, 15th-17th century
the head with small pointed curls and ushnisha, the low hairline and broad forehead above rounded eyebrows, the almond-shaped eyes downcast in samadhi, the thinly arched nose with bow-shaped lips, the long earlobes extended; together with a small bronze Buddha hand in abhayamudra
18.6 and 13.7 cm, 7⅜ and 5⅜ in.
Tête et main de bouddha en bronze, Thaïlande, période d'Ayutthaya, XVE-XVIIE siècle
暹邏 阿瑜陀耶時期 十五至十七世紀 銅佛首及手殘件一組兩件
18.6 公分、 13.7 公分， 7⅜英寸、 5⅜英寸
The hand with a hairline crack below the fingers and running around the front and back Top of the ushnisha on the head Missing
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The buddha's head: Galerie Alain Letessier, Paris. Acquired at the 12th Biennale des Antiquaires, Paris, 1984.
A certificate by Jean-Claude Moreau-Gobard, dated 5th November 1984, accompanies this lot.
附Jean-Claude Moreau-Gobard 鑒定證書，1984年11月5日
As per Jean-Claude Moreau-Gobard certificate, the Buddha's head is set in a slight three quarter position which would indicate that it originally belonged to a walking Buddha.