Snap de la semaine: Thai Buddha, Bangkok

| September 17, 2009 | 0 Comments
buddha Snap de la semaine: Thai Buddha, Bangkok

A Thai Buddha—a good example of the interpretation of the figure from the Sukhothai period. Interpretations during this period depict a Buddha that is elegant, with a sinuous body and a slender, oval face, emphasizing the spiritual aspect of the Buddha by omitting anatomical details. One way for Thai Buddhists to show their respect for a person or concept is to make merit by affixing small squares of gold leaf onto images of Buddha or other sacred objects.

Kathryn and Daniel will post a ‘Snap de la semaine’ irregulary, but at a rate of one per week. It is an original photo not otherwise on the site—it might be fresh from our camera, a new scan of some old film, a product of our fooling around with Photoshop, or a file from the archive that we haven’t posted yet.


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