18TH AYUTTHAYA BUDDHA
Similar in style to the more elaborate and larger one in Gallery 4, this buddha has the same serene smile and presence that is part of a substyle from the period. He has very simple, clean lines, and modest demeanor. There is a crack that has developed across the upper chest/neck area. The piece is still structurally sound. I have not attempted to close it, although it probably can be closed. I would leave that to the buyer's choice. It should properly be done by a trained conservator.