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Buddha in Meditation
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

The statue is a masterpiece because of artistic value. This is the only "Buddha in Meditation" statue of the Khmer period that is left in Laos. It is also important because it is intact.

History of the Object
The statue was located in the North That Luang temple.

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Type
Sculpture 
Materials
Sandstone 
Measurements
Width 54 cm. Height 100 cm  
Creator name
unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Laos 
Geography
Laos 
Time period
AD 11th century ~ AD 13th century 
Creation date
11th Century - 13th Century; Khmer period 
Function
worship 
Acquisition
In 1976 the statue was brought to the That Luang, after the North That Luang temple was destroyed to build a new one. 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
The State of Laos. 
Museum
That Luang 
Credit line
 

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