Special thanks to the Museum for their gracious permission to photograph these objects.

Colossal Seated Buddha

Dvaravati (composite), 6-11c
National Museum, Bangkok

This formidable seated Buddha, with hands in the mudra of preaching, is a composite of two different originals. Its head and waist are from Wat Phya Kong, while its chest, lap, and feet, are from Wat Pra Men Nakorn Patho. The separate origins of its parts, account for the wide range of dates quoted above.