late 10th–early 11th century
Object Place: Northeast Thailand
62.86 cm (24 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
South and Southeast Asia Gallery (Gallery 176)
Said to have been found near Wat Phu, Champasak Province, Laos. Early 1980s, said to have been on the art market in Thailand [see note]. 1988, sold by Doris Wiener, Inc., New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 21, 1988)
NOTE: According to information in the MFA files (possibly provided by the dealer at the time of acquisition), the sculpture was discovered in Laos and was offered to a Bangkok art collector in early 1980s.
Museum purchase with funds by exchange from the University Museum of Philadelphia and MFA Persian Expedition, MFA Expedition, Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour, Gift of the John Goelet Foundation, Arthur Mason Knapp Fund, Gift of the Estate of William F. Whittemore, Gift of Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, Gift of the Honorable Lady Hood, Bequest of Dona Luisa Coomaraswamy, Gift of Mrs. Henry Lyman, General Funds, Gift of Abdul Faraq Shaer, Anonymous gift, Gift of Reginald Jenney, Gift of N.M. Heeramaneck, Gift of W. O. Comstock, and funds from the William Francis Warden Fund