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Figure of a Walking Buddha
1999.1714
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This figure of a Sukhothai Buddha is depicted in mid-stride with his right foot forward and right hand in abhaya mudra (gesture of fearlessness). The inward curve of the left arm and the walking posture give the piece an overall expression of calm fluid mobility. The robes are subtly outlined and the ushnisha (top knot) rises to a flame. Images of the Buddha were commissioned as an act of merit.

History of the Object
This type of iconography has come to epitomise a classic moment in Thai history. It is a quintessential aesthetic icon of the Sukhothai kingdom and historical period. The asexual nature of the Buddha and his transcendental nature are expressed through the stylised anatomy which moves with a fluidity that no other styles of Thai art seem to have achieved.

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Type
Sculpture 
Materials
Bronze 
Measurements
H 117 cm 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Probably Sukhothai, Thailand 
Geography
Thailand 
Time period
AD 15th century ~ AD 16th century 
Creation date
15th Century – 16th Century 
Function
Ritual. Images of the Buddha were commissioned as an act of merit. 
Acquisition
The museum acquired this in 1997. 
Copyright
Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore 
Acknowledgements
Heidi Tan 
Owner
Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore 
Museum
Asian Civilisations Museum 
Credit line
Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore 

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