Thai Images of the Buddha
Documents the principal works of ancient statuary which constituted the core of the exhibition, The Arts of Thailand, which came to the United States in the form of a traveling exhibition in 1960. Presents the transformation of the Buddha image from the representation of a revered teacher to that of a supreme deity. Makes the point that one cannot understand Thailand today if one fails to see how faithfully the psychology of a nation is mirrored in its depiction of the Buddha throughout the centuries.
Buddhism; Sculpture; Thailand; Art; Asia, Religious Studies