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Bejeweled Buddha in Meditation Sheltered by Naga Hood
MVN_08
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This statue is distinctly a presentation of the Lopburi art style and it has a high artistic value.

History of the Object
The Buddha is seated in the meditation position on a coiled naga (the legendary snake) and sheltered by its hood. This style was very popular in Khmer art.

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Type
Sculpture 
Materials
bronze 
Measurements
Width 9 cm. Height 20.5 cm.  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Thailand 
Geography
Thailand 
Time period
AD 13th century ~ AD 13th century 
Creation date
13th Century 
Function
Religious 
Acquisition
Donated to Maha Viravong National Museum by Nakhon Ratchasima College of Agriculture in 1991. 
Copyright
Maha Viravong National Museum 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
The State of Thailand 
Museum
Maha Viravong National Museum 
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