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Southeast Asian Mainland Art - Galleries

Objects currently located in the galleries and Storage-Study gallery

Thai
Bottle (fragment) on a foot ring with carved decor, Sawankhalok ware
1300 – 1499
Stoneware with celadon glaze |
Gift of Mrs. Henry Jewett Greene for The Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jewett Greene Memorial Collection
1971/2.91
Gilded brass (or gilded copper alloy) standing Buddha on lotus pedestal with both hands raised in abhaya mudra.
Thai
Buddha, standing, in double abhaya mudra and dressed in royal attire
19th century
gilded brass (or gilded copper alloy?) |
Anonymous Gift
1975/1.66
Gilt bronze Buddha with glass inlay in bhumisparsa mudra (the gesture of touching the earth with his right hand, palm inward), signaling his victory over Mara.  He has elongated earlobes, wears a crown and tight-fitting intricate robes, and is seated on a pedesal.
Thai
Seated Buddha in Bhumisparsa Mudrâ
19th century
gilt bronze with glass inlay |
Gift of Doris Duke's Southeast Asian Art Collection
2005/1.454
Kneeling statue of Buddhist monk devotee Mogallana or Shariputra on a pedestal with round face, hair in tight curls, elongated ears, and hands placed together in mediatation.  The pedestal is decorated with lotus petals, and the devotee wears an intricate, close-fitting robe.
Thai
Kneeling Monk Devotee (one of a pair)
1800 – 1932
lacquered and gilded copper alloy |
Gift of Doris Duke's Southeast Asian Art Collection
2005/1.455.1
Kneeling statue of Buddhist monk devotee Mogallana or Shariputra on a pedestal with round face, hair in tight curls, elongated ears, and hands placed together in mediatation.  The pedestal is decorated with lotus petals, and the devotee wears an intricate, close-fitting robe.
Thai
Kneeling Monk Devotee (one of a pair)
1800 – 1932
lacquered and gilded copper alloy |
Gift of Doris Duke's Southeast Asian Art Collection
2005/1.455.2
Gilt and lacquered wooden table of ten-piece altar set. Not including the base, the set is designed in three rows, which simultaneously recede from the viewer and increase in height, culminating in one central table that rises above the rest allocated for a statue of the Buddha. Each table is carved along the edges in stylized floral and leaf patterns coated with gold gilt. The wood surfaces of the tables are coated in red lacquer, and with the exclusion of the short, wide base, each table in the set includes a mirror designed to face the viewer.
Thai
One of Ten-Piece Set of Altar Tables
19th century
gilt and lacquered wood with mirrors |
Gift of Doris Duke's Southeast Asian Art Collection
2005/1.466.1
Gilt bronze statue of monk with a begging bowl over his shoulder. This is Phra Malai, who achieved extraordinary powers through his accumulated merit and was able to visit numerous hells and heavens and then travel back to report on what he had seen.  Phrai Malai has elongated ears and stands on a wooden base wearing a detailed robe.
Thai
Phra Malai (The Monk)
1800 – 1932
gilt bronze |
Gift of Doris Duke's Southeast Asian Art Collection
2005/1.453
Standing gilt bronze Buddha with glass inlay in royal costume.  Stands on a lotus pedestal with both hands raised in abhaya mudra.
Thai
Standing Buddha, in double abhaya mudrâ
1900 – 1932
gilt bronze with glass inlay |
Gift of Doris Duke's Southeast Asian Art Collection
2005/1.475
Metal figural sculpture made of decommissioned AK-47s welded together
Ouk Chim Vichet
Apsara Warrior
1999 – 2009
metal |
Museum purchase made possible by Guy and Nora Barron
2007/2.79
Thai
One of Ten-Piece Set of Altar Tables
19th century
gilt and lacquered wood with mirrors |
Gift of Doris Duke's Southeast Asian Art Collection
2005/1.466.10
Thai
Platform for Ten-Piece Set of Altar Tables
19th century
gilt and lacquered wood |
Gift of Doris Duke's Southeast Asian Art Collection
2005/1.466.11
Thai
One of Ten-Piece Set of Altar Tables
19th century
gilt and lacquered wood with mirrors |
Gift of Doris Duke's Southeast Asian Art Collection
2005/1.466.2

Includes art from Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar [Burma] and West Malaysia

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