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

How Indic and Chinese influences combined in early Southeast Asia.

Buddha Angkor Borei

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

Published: August 2020

Author: Nicolas Revire

Pages: 19

Language : Chinese

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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. 655680.”

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

Nicolas Revire

Nicolas Revire

A specialist in Southeast Asian Buddhism, Early Art and Archaeology studies, Nicolas Revire is post-doctoral research fellowship at the Art Institute of Chicago since early 2023, after lecturing at the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Thammasat University, Thailand, and being a guest lecturer at Mahachulalongkorn Buddhist University, Bangkok, for more than 20 years.

With a research focus on Buddhist iconography and Dvāravatī with special focus on Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia, 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 edited (with Stephen A. Murphy) Before Siam: Essays in Art and Archaeology (2014).