世紀末南重倚坐佛像起源 勻(老播研究新視野 | Origins of Bhadhrasana Buddha Statues throughout Southeast Asia (7-8th centuries)

by Nicolas Revire

Publication: 海洋史研究(第十五輯) | Review of Maritime Studies, Shijing (China), vol. 15

Published: August 2020

Pages: 19

Language : Chinese

This research tends to show that the "iconographic trend of "seated" (Sk bhadhrasana) Buddha statues is best affiliated with East Asian models during the early Tang period rather than with Gupta and post - Gupta images directly from India. Possible prototypes for later development in Southeast Asia are the “ King Udayana statues" at the Longmen Caves dated by inscriptions from ca. 655 -680."

The Longmen Grottoes (龙门石窟, 龍門石窟, 'Dragon's Gate Grottoes') or Longmen Caves house some of the finest examples of Chinese Buddhist art, tens of thousands of statues of Shakyamuni Buddha and his disciples. They are located 12 km. south of present-day Luoyang in Henan province, China.

Photo: Buddha statue from Angkor Borei, kept at Phnom Penh National Museum since Sept. 1944.

Tags: Funan, Dvaravati, Pre-Angkorian, Indian influences, Chinese history, statuary, iconography

About the Author

Portrait of Nicolas   Revire

Nicolas Revire

A specialist in Southeast Asian Buddhism, Early Art and Archaelogy studies, Nicolas Revire is a lecturer at the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Thammasat University, Thailand, and a guest lecturer at Mahachulalongkorn Buddhist University, Bangkok.

With a research focus on Buddhist iconography and Dvāravatī, Nicolas Revire has contributed several articles and reviews in the Journal of the Siam Society and other academic publications, and translated numerous scholarly publications from Thai and English into French.

He authored (with Stephen A. Murphy) Before Siam: Essays in Art and Archaeology (2014).