South Asian Collection, ‘Ayutthaya Buddha Head’, ca. 14, Seraphin Gallery

The head is very similar figure 188 found in Le May’s book.* He describes the evolutionary development of the Lopburi style as follows:

“The band across the forehead has gone, the face is now long and oval, the mouth is smaller and the chin is with a single dimple , the nose has a sharp ridge, and the eyebrows are rising in an arch curve. This head must be attributed to the late fourteenth or early fifteenth century, Figure 188,15 inches high, shows a still further development of the Tai ideal and ,although , becoming conventionalized, there is still an original beauty and nobility of expression combined in this image.”
Le May , Reginald; A Concise History of Buddhist Art in Siam; Tuttle, Tokyo, 1963,p.142.

Ithaca College Museum of Art, Ithaca, New York ,Spring 1971
Catalog exhibition entitled ‘Art of Thailand.’ Item 49

Collection of James E. Bogle; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Acquired January 1960, Ayutthaya, Thailand from Wanchai ( an antique dealer introduce to me by Jim Thompson).