costume of indian deity statue Influence on Art in Southeast Asia

Shining ‘dresses’ on Indian idol sculptures Differentiate into 2 major groups, each influencing art in Southeast Asia. ‘Surat Thani’, the first destination of the 8th century Buddhist Indians to leave the country for the first time

Professor Dr. Chet Tingsanchalee He said in a special lecture on the subject “Costume of Indian sculpture that influenced the arts in South East Asia” that there is historical evidence of art being in ancient times when peopleIndiaThe first time leaving India traveled to the country that was later the provinceSurat Thanifrom Thailand as the first destination and is a Brahmin sect of Vaishnavism which regards Vishnu or Vishnu as the supreme god

“In Sala Thung Temple, Chaiya District, Surat Thani Province We found the oldest statue of Vishnu in Southeast Asia. It is art from around the 8th-9th Buddhist centuries, similar to the art of the Mathura period in India,” said Professor Dr. Chet.

he can be seen holding sacred objects in the hand of the idol similar to the idols found in Mathura India For example, the left hand holds the ‘Sang’ at thigh level. because the conch symbolizes water So set the situation below. while the right hand holds the ‘Katha’ in an upward stance to show power

The Mathura artefacts are listed as the second generation of Indian art following the Gandharrath period. (6th-7th century AD) and is considered genuine Indian art, known as ‘Mathura period art’ because it is clear that Greek and Iranian art influenced the idols of Gandhararath.

Professor Dr. Chet Tingsanchalee

Professor Dr. Chet Tingsanchalee is an academic in art history. and lecturer at the Department of Art History, Faculty of Archaeology, Silpakorn University He is well versed in the art and history of India and Southeast Asia. Especially Indian, Burmese and Nepalese art.

“The ancient Indians made art based on the reality of the human body. it doesn’t have Greco-Roman musculature Whatever you see, you sculpt or carve it like that,” said Prof Dr Chet.

Indian idols of the Mathura period therefore have a flat chest. In the middle, fat naturally splits slightly due to the use of cloth tied around the waist. This shows the stone carving and polishing skill of ancient Indian artisans.

For the main costumes, it includes an antique cylindrical crown. The foxcloth is like foxcloth and light as a cloth moistened with water until you can see the penis.

costume of indian deity statue Influence on Art in Southeast Asia Lecture “Indian statue costume”

Art after the Mathura period is the Gupta period, art historians refer to it as the golden age of Indian art. The idol sculpture emphasizes the likeness of nature. and emphasize the simplicity of the shape even more So much so that old art historians used the term ‘Purity of the lines’

In other words, anything that gets in the way The ‘purity of the line’ will be reduced, as the part of the body known as the ‘collarbone’ was considered ugly in those days. They draw attention and can draw more attention than the face of an idol or a bodhisattva. So Gupta period idols do not have collar bones.

As the ‘dress’ remains simple. ancient cylindrical crown The panung still looked light and attached to his body like it was wet. But the sex machine is gone.

costume of indian deity statue Influence on Art in Southeast Asia

Indian idol sculptures accented with precious stones

After the period admiring the purity of the lines The art of sculpting Indian idols has changed again with jewels on the crown. Adorned with a necklace of Phahurat Yajyopaweet (holy rope or thread around the body), causing splendor on the body of a simple idol.

In this lecture, Professor Dr. Get a summary of the content of the research funded by the Research and Development Institute. Silpakorn University in the year 2016 about the influence of Indian art in the Mathura, Gupta, Pallava and Pala periods which transferred the inspiration for the creation of sculptures of various idols in Southeast Asia Dvaravati Kingdom and Srivijaya Kingdom, for example

  • Hairstyles and ciraporn like Chadhamkut, Chadaphara, Kiridhamkut (cylindrical hat) for different types of faces.
  • Neck necklaces and Yachyopaweet such as Chinyanchayopaweet Muktayanchopaweet
  • Kriti Sutta, belts and panungs like belts in the Gupta family of Sarnath arts, Pala and Chola arts, etc.

costume of indian deity statue Influence on Art in Southeast Asia Books by Professor Dr. Chet Tingsanchalee

“I have been studying Indian art and history for over 15 years because Indian art is fascinating in its complexity, allure and excitement. It can be seen from the costumes and ornaments of various sculptures that have been influenced by the ancient dress culture of India. It also has a remarkable influence on the statues of idols and idols in Southeast Asia,” said Professor Dr. Chet Tingsanchalee.

Special Lecture on “Indian Sculptural Dress influencing art in Southeast Asia”, organized by Queen Sirikit Textile Museum the queen On Saturday, May 27, 2023, amid the interest of many attendees in the conference room of the Textile Museum. Ready to open up the opportunity to talk and ask questions in a friendly atmosphere.

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now Textile Museum also exhibiting “Siriraj Patchara The Queen Mother” with an opportunity for the audience to enjoy learning about fabrics in the activity room “Patch: Knit: Weave” (Dialects of Weaving) to continue the royal aspirations Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn dissemination of knowledge as well as royal duties in the world of arts and crafts for more than 46 years

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