Buddha Image Collecting and Studying Concept
Necessary to stydy into the depth of
artifacts. Traditional of making buddha image such as character ,body,
face etc. Because art and beauty in each period of time is different
by style, believed and traditional
by Sanong Wattanavrangkul, Thai collection(1996)
1. Raw materials
Ascertain the raw material of which the artifact is made; wood Soil
Sand Stone or other material. Because the raw material can tell us the
situation in the soceity that produced it , whether it was peaceful,
affluent and so on.
by carving in stone, it can be suggested that the people had high dexterity
in the art of carving and the soceity must have been peaceful and rich
for the long period of time.
To study the workmanship of the artifact for the beauty, finese, detail
and harmony. Pieces executed in masterful workmanship can give us ideasabout
the history of when the work are made. To archeive mastery in any art
takes a long time to develop, which is an important measure in the study
of history and archaeology.
Two seated buddha, making in the same period, early
lanna style with lanka influence
Some artifacts such as those made in metal and ceramic requires complicated
processes in the technique of forging and smelting and the mixture and
4. Comparative studies of the symbolism and meaning
Study the meaning of each artifact and the symbolism can teach us about
the background of the piece.
Bronze, Early Lanna Style from Phutabucha
Book : Kitti Tammacharas