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Creator Nationality: Thailand
Creator Name-CRT: Thailand
Title: Seated Buddha
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1400
Creation End Date: 1525
Creation Date: Ayudhya period, 15th-early 16th century
Object Type: Sculpture
Materials and Techniques: Gold, ruby, diamond
Dimensions: Overall: 5 1/4 x 3 7/8 x 1 1/2 in. (13.34 x 9.84 x 3.81 cm.)
AMICA Contributor: Dallas Museum of Art
Owner Location: Dallas, Texas, USA
ID Number: 1966.31
Credit Line: Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Clark
Context: These large and elaborate earrings are a common late Etruscan type; two similar pairs in the Dallas Museum of Art's gold collection were acquired in 1991. They are sometimes called "a grappolo" earrings because the triangular bottom part looks like a bunch of grapes. This is an exceptionally rich example, with fine maskettes and very intricate filigree and granulation. The upper part consists of a horseshoe-shaped band decorated with filigreed wire patterns and a row of granulation. At the base of the horseshoe is a semicircular section of a bent tube flanked by parallel rows of filigree and granulation. Above this "leech"-shaped ornament is a semicircle of stamped rosettes and stamped disk ornaments surmounted by a maskette. There are also maskettes on either side of the central ornament. Below this upper area is an inverted triangle of five flattened capsules, each with small clusters of granulated globules hanging from it. There are rosettes in the interstices and a central mask with dramatic waving hair. The earrings were formed by repoussé and have undergone considerable repair on the lower halves. Such earrings are worn by female figures in Etruscan funerary sculpture."Gods, Men, and Heroes," page 89
AMICA ID: DMA_.1966.31
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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