Buddha at the Moment of Victory

Thai15th century

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum
Baltimore, United States

The Buddha is depicted at the moment of his victory over the forces of evil, when he took his right hand from his lap (where it had been resting as he meditated) and touched the earth. Following the emergence of Sukhothai as an independent kingdom in the late 13th century, a new style of Buddha image was developed in Siam (Thailand).


  • Title: Buddha at the Moment of Victory
  • Date Created: 15th century
  • Physical Dimensions: w67 x h92 cm
  • Type: sculpture
  • Rights: Bequest of A. B. Griswold, 1992, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
  • External Link: The Walters Art Museum
  • Medium: leaded bronze with lacquer and gilding
  • Provenance: Luang Ban; Alexander B. Griswold, Monkton, 1949, [presented to the Breezewood Foundation, December 1964, inv. no. 628]; Walters Art Museum, 1992, by bequest.
  • Place of Origin: Phitsanulok, Thailand (?)
  • ExhibitionHistory: Unearthly Elegance: Buddhist Art from the Griswold Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1995
  • Artist: Thai

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