Lan Na style, 15th century
Bronze with gilding, very nice patina
Private Collection Richard and Sabine de G. from Lausanne, Switzerland
This Buddha image from Northern Thailand in the Chiang Saen or Lan Na style has prominent spiky hair curls and a small hair band. The face is round with high curving highbrows, downcoast eyes recessed for inlay, a hooked nose and broad lips. The ears are pointed. The surface of the head has some remains of lacquer and gilding.