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

Seated Buddha

Lan-Na, 15-16c
National Museum, Bangkok

Lan-na was an independent state in northern Thailand (1259-1558). This Buddha, seated in the usual bhumisparsha mudra, seems to exhibit a Sukhothai influence in the descending curve of his eyebrows. His eyes, appearing somewhat unfocused in meditation, are half-opened. His mouth is narrow, and his downward-pointing arm and hand drapes at a wide angle over his knee.