Traditional Thai art primarily consists of Buddhist art and, to a lesser extent, Hindu-influenced Thai folklore. Thai sculptures most often depict images of the Buddha and other characters from Buddhist and Hindu mythology, while Thai paintings comprise book illustrations and painted ornamentation of temples and palaces. The history of Buddhist art in Thailand until the 18th century can be divided into three broad phases: the Dwaravati period, the Sukhothai period, and the Ayutthaya period.Origins of Buddhist art in ThailandFrom the 1st to the 7th centuries, art in Thailand was influenced by direct contact with Indian traders and the expansion of the Mon Kingdom, leading to the creation of Hindu and Buddhist art inspired by the Gupta tradition of India. (Boundless) The collection of images in this gallery include: Buddha calling the Earth to witness (1347-1400) by Early Ayutthaya period, Thailand - is in the U-Thong style of fourteenth-century Thailand. ; Ravana, King of Langka (late 18th century-early 19th century) by Ratanakosin period (1782?), Thailand - The Ramayana, one of the great Indian epics, was introduced to Southeast Asia by Indian traders as early as the 8th or 9th century.; Buddha at the Moment of Victory (15th century) by Thai- Standing Following the emergence of Sukhothai as an independent kingdom in the late 13th century, a new style of Buddha image was developed in Siam crowned ; Bronze figure of the walking Buddha (1300-1399) Walking images of the Buddha continue to be made in Thailand to this day. ; Standing crowned Buddha (12th century-13th century) by Unknown- The style of Buddhas of this type is often classified as Lop Buri, after the name of a city in Thailand ; Shiva (1010-50) by Baphuon period (1010-1080), Cambodia- Shiva and Vishnu were very popular deities in Cambodia during the Angkor period.; Head of Buddha (14th century) by Unknown- Thai sculptors of the Sukhothai period (1200-1400) created a transcendental and unique statement about the spirituality of Buddha within the canonical framework. Source: Boundless. “Thai Buddhist Sculpture.” Survey of Non-Western Art. Boundless, 15 Apr. 2016. Retrieved 28 Apr. 2016 from https://www.boundless.com/users/159928/textbooks/survey-of-non-western-art/south-and-southeast-asia-after-1200-ce-28/southeast-asia-177/thai-buddhist-sculpture-658-5769/"Buddha at the Moment of Victory." The Art Walters Museum. Web. 28 Apr. 2016. <http: / /art.thewalters.org /detail /37881 /buddha-at-the-moment-of-victory-4>. Menzies, Jackie. "Head of Buddha." Art Gallery of New South Wales. Web. 28 Apr. 2016."Thai Crowned Buddha 11th-12th Century." The Amica Library. Web. 28 Apr. 2016.