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Gilt Bronze Statues from Southeast Asia

"Gilt Bronze Statues from Southeast Asia"

Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 12  May 9, 2017 (Tue) - September 3, 2017 (Sun)

  
Shiva (Upper body), Excavated from Damdek, Cambodia, Angkor period, 9th century (Acquired through exchange with l'École française d'Extrême-Orient)

This part focuses on Southeast Asian gilt bronze statues of gods and Buddhist deities from the 7th to 13th century. The statues are made using the lost-wax casting process, and therefore they have common qualities in their plasticity and smoothness of form.

Current exhibit includes:
Buddha Seated on a Pedestal, Central Java period, ca. 8th century
Seated Mahavairocana,
Central Java period, 9th–10th century
Standing Deity Hanuman,
Angkor period, 11th century
Finial for a Shaft in the Shape of Naga,
Angkor period, 12th century (Acquired through exchange with l'École française d'Extrême-Orient)
Shiva (Upper body),
Excavated from Damdek, Cambodia, Angkor period, 9th century (Acquired through exchange with l'École française d'Extrême-Orient)