We are delighted to have this Cambodian Buddha head (pictured) on a long-term loan.
As well as being a beautiful and inspiring example of Buddhist art, it is also an artifact, dating from, we believe, 18th century Cambodia. It is thought to be influenced by the Thai style, as the Siamese invaded Cambodia in the 15th century. It is likely to have formed part of a much larger, full body statue.
The Buddha head is currently on display in our shrine room where, at the request of the donor, it will be the object of veneration.