Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 17

Lopburi Style Cast Bronze Figure of Uma, 13th-14th Century, Thailand

$5,200

About

A charming and unusual cast bronze figure of the Hindu goddess Uma, Lopburi Style, 13th-14th century, Thailand. Uma, the Hindu goddess of love and beauty, also known as Parvati, is the consort of Shiva. She is portrayed here with somewhat elongated proportions, standing upright upon a short square plinth. Her torso and legs stretched, her arms impossibly skinny. Uma's face is quite fetching, with exaggerated almond shaped eyes, bold features, and a wide, welcoming smile. Her hair done up in a low chignon and secured by a three pointed diadem. Uma is dressed in a long, pleated sampot with a distinctive "fishtail" pleat to the front. A heavy jeweled belt with hanging pendants secures the sampot high on her narrowhips. Her torso is bare save for the large necklace around her neck, a pendant hanging between her small breasts. Uma holds an attribute in each of her outstretched hands. This piece would originally have been part of a larger Hindu triad. The bronze with a stunning overall silvery green patina. The back with areas of darker malachite blue. A collection number written on one side of the figure. Lopburi was a fascinating kingdom located in modern day central Thailand. Although independent, they were heavily influenced by the Khmer Angkor Empire, as is apparent in their art and architecture. However, later Lopburi artworks display a combination of both Khmer and early Thai characteristics, paving the way for a unique Thai Ayutthaya style in the late 14th century.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 6.75 in. (17.15 cm)Width: 2.25 in. (5.72 cm)Depth: 1.5 in. (3.81 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Bronze,Cast
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    13th-14th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Slight loss to the edge of the plinth. Small loss to the left side of the crown.
  • Seller Location
    Austin, TX
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU894718795442

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping

    Ships From: Austin, TX
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn More
About the Seller
5.0
Located in Austin, TX

Founded in 2001, Lotus Gallery offers a carefully curated selection of furniture, jewelry, sculpture and works of art spanning millennia, continents and cultures. Although it seeks out beauty in all its forms, they specialize in Asian antiquities, especially Chinese pieces from the Han and Tang dynasties and chinoiserie. Based in Austin, Texas, Lotus Gallery caters to a worldwide clientele through their gallery and participation in fairs and shows throughout the year.

Diamond Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
Established in 2001
1stDibs seller since 2010
238 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: <1 hour
More From This Seller
  • Thai Lopburi Cast Bronze Seated Buddha, 13th Century
    Located in Austin, TX
    A fine early Thai Lopburi figure of a crowned and adorned Buddha, cast bronze, mid-13th century. The unusual figure of the Buddha sits in virasana upon a stylized lotus pedestal. He...
    Category

    Antique 15th Century and Earlier Thai Sculptures and Carvings

    Materials

    Bronze

  • Khmer Bronze Buddhist Triad, Style of the Bayon, 12th-13th Century, Cambodia
    Located in Austin, TX
    An important Khmer bronze Buddhist triad group featuring an image of the Buddha sheltered by a naga, and flanked by the bodhisattvas Avalokiteshvara and Prajnaparamita, Angkor Period...
    Category

    Antique 15th Century and Earlier Cambodian Sculptures and Carvings

    Materials

    Bronze

  • Khmer Bronze Uma, Angkor Wat Style, 12th Century, Cambodia
    Located in Austin, TX
    A small Khmer bronze figure of the Hindu goddess Uma, Angkor Period, Style of Angkor Wat, circa 12th century, Cambodia. This small Khmer bronze devotional figure depicts the Hindu...
    Category

    Antique 15th Century and Earlier Cambodian Sculptures and Carvings

    Materials

    Bronze

  • Gandharan Terracotta Figure of the Bodhisattva Maitreya, 4th-6th Century
    Located in Austin, TX
    A very rare and decidedly charming half-scale terracotta sculpture of the bodhisattva Maitreya, the Buddha of the Future, ancient region of Gandhara, Kushan Period, 4th - 6th century...
    Category

    Antique 15th Century and Earlier Pakistani Sculptures and Carvings

    Materials

    Terracotta

  • Khmer Style Bronze Figure of a Standing Buddha, Mid-20th Century, Thailand
    Located in Austin, TX
    A lovely vintage Khmer style cast and patinated bronze figure of a standing Buddha, mid-20th century, Thailand or Cambodia. The Buddha is portrayed standing upright upon a low, p...
    Category

    Mid-20th Century Thai Sculptures and Carvings

    Materials

    Bronze

  • Gandharan Small Stucco Buddha Head, Style of Hadda, 5th-6th Century
    Located in Austin, TX
    A lovely small stucco head of the Buddha, ancient region of Gandhara, probably Hadda, 5th to 6th century, modern day Afghanistan. Beautifully rendered, the small Gandharan Buddha...
    Category

    Antique 15th Century and Earlier Afghan Antiquities

    Materials

    Stucco

You May Also Like

14th Century, Stone Bodhisattva Head, Ming Dynasty, Art of China
Located in Central Hong-Kong, HK
A high place of Buddhism, China is particularly interested in the images of the Buddha and those of his divinities. The Chinese sculptors have thus developed a sacred art of an a...
Category

Antique 15th Century and Earlier Chinese Other Antiquities

Materials

Stone

Antique Near Miniature Thai Solid Cast Bronze Buddha, 5999
Located in Ukiah, CA
Superb 19/20thC (or possibly earlier) Thai solid cast bronze Buddha. Very hard to date this type, but probably close to 100 years old. It was sold to me as being from the eighteenth...
Category

Early 20th Century Thai Antiquities

Materials

Bronze

Late 14th Century, Stone Buddha Head, Yuan Dynasty, Art of China
Located in Central Hong-Kong, HK
The Mongols sought the knowledge and power of Buddhism practice during their conquest of regions in Central Asia. When Kublai Khan became the emperor of China, like his successors, h...
Category

Antique 15th Century and Earlier Chinese Other Antiquities

Materials

Stone

Ancient Polished Sandstone Lingam, Khmer, 12th-13th C., Angkor Period
Located in New York, NY
An Ancient Polished Sandstone lingam stone with an octagonal shaft which Rises from a Square Base, Khmer Period, 12-13th Century, Angkor Period. A fantastic early Lingam model in an ...
Category

Antique 15th Century and Earlier Cambodian Antiquities

Materials

Sandstone

15th Century Northern Thai Bronze Buddha Masterpiece w Provenance - 9200
Located in Ukiah, CA
Masterpiece 15th century Northern Thai bronze Buddha. This is the best of the best. Traces of gilding in the crevices of the hair, behind the ears, etcetera. The casting is crisp, th...
Category

Antique 15th Century and Earlier Thai Antiquities

Materials

Bronze

Late 14th Century, Marble Statue of Prah Mae Torani, Pagan Period, Art of Burma
Located in Central Hong-Kong, HK
The peculiarity of the Mahayana Buddhism known as the "Great Vehicle" was to have welcomed within it divine entities that were foreign to it. Thus it is not surprising to see in the ...
Category

Antique 15th Century and Earlier Burmese Other Antiquities

Materials

Marble

Thai Sanding Bronze Buddha
Located in Greenwich, CT
Thai standing bronze Buddha, benevolent facial expression, beautiful form and lines.
Category

Early 20th Century Thai Other Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Bronze

Large Thai Bronze Buddha
Located in Greenwich, CT
Large Thai bronze sitting buddha.
Category

Antique 19th Century Thai Other Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Bronze

Asian Thai Gold Gilt Bronze Buddha Sculpture, circa 19th Century
Located in New York, NY
A very beautiful small Thai gold gilt bronze Buddha sculpture with blue matte ink detail on head, circa 19th century, Thailand. Marking on bottom as show in image #11.  
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Thai Antiquities

Materials

Bronze

Bronze Siamese Asian Buddha Antiquity Hand Sculpture Fragment, 15th-16th Century
Located in Studio City, CA
A wonderful and very special piece. This bronze buddha hand sculpture, perhaps a fragment of a larger piece at one time, originally came from the prestigious Doris Wiener Gallery ...
Category

Antique 16th Century Asian Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Bronze

Recently Viewed

View More

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Trusted Global Delivery