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

Head of Buddha

Sukhothai, 14-15c
National Museum, Bangkok

While exhibiting the typical Sukhothai features of deeply-curved eyebrows and exaggeratedly-recurved eyes and mouth, this face projects a feeling of sweetness and compassion – the work of a master, I think, within the confines of the highly formalistic Sukhothai style.