I have no idea as to the significance of the statue or what it represents. It was just something that caught my eye along with the giant chair as I was wandering around the temple grounds. Perhaps others can enlighten.
One of several pictures taken at Wat Na Phra Men in Ayutthaya
The name of this temple means the temple in front of the royal pyre, sometimes called Wat Na Phra Meru is situated off Ayutthaya City Island, opposite the formal Grand Palace in the northern area in Tha Wasukri district.
The temple was constructed in the 1500s during the reign of King Ramathibodi. It also has been used as a Royal cremation area.
This temple is still considerably in its original condition being one of the few temples not to have been destroyed by the Burmese in the sacking of .Ayutthaya in 1760. In fact, the temple was used by the Burmese as a camp and gun emplacement during the attackon the city.
Wat Na Phra Men was repaired in 1835 to 1838 during the reign of Rama III of Bangkok’s Chakry dynasty.
(Source: History of Ayutthaya web site). Click here for further information.
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Fis2 (79806) 2013-04-10 0:39
Curious place, interesting statue.
Good frame, colors and light.
I like it.
Have a nice day
emka (68666) 2013-04-10 0:54
Hi Stephen, Interesting sculpture and strange this big chair. But it seems a bit of disorder there. The god can be Brahma as he is often depicted with four heads. I think I saw somewhere similar statue but I do not remember where it was.
Interesting post anyway.
thebest (4258) 2013-04-10 1:49
You are showing us many sights & interesting land marks & historic features in & around Bsngkok.
Lots of golds & yellows & interesting notes to accompany your great photo's.
lousat (68585) 2013-04-10 2:01
Salut Steph,en Thailande on peut voir des choses fantastisques mais aussi des statues et objoects vraiment kitch comme celles qui tu montre nous aujourd'hui...ehehe..la grande siege en particulier fait moi sourir un peu...capture tres interessante et differente,excellente qualite' malgre' la difficile lumiere.Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano
jhm (131862) 2013-04-10 5:00
This lovely carpet may lie in my house, I've place!
Splendid colours, also a wonderful place for this picture.
Composition and presentation are very well taken.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice day,
Sergiom (50636) 2013-04-10 5:50
Peu importe ou le regard se pose en Thailande on peut être certain que l'on va rencontrer une statue quelconque représentant un dieu.Celui-ci a des yeux tout le tour de la tête.
timecapturer (41862) 2013-04-10 6:00
top marks for originality and creativity here. It is a strange mix of elements but quite fascinating and compelling.
Regards - Brian.
Nicou (111365) 2013-04-10 10:00
quelle chaise jaune avec ce chapeau sueprbe et la statue dorée dans cet ensemble merveilleuse image et captage.
Bravo et amitié
Silvio1953 (111120) 2013-04-10 10:13
Ciao Stephen, lovely composition with fantastic statue, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
manrezaei (1833) 2013-04-10 10:24
What a beautiful interior photo. perfectly well managed the colors and composition. Very well done.
jadesgran (4476) 2013-04-10 10:38
I`m not quite sure what I am looking at,but !`m sure it is of great significance.The statue looks as though it has been crafted in ebony and gold, which makes me think it is the most important feature of the picture.As for the chair, I`m stumped at it`s purpose.
The carpet in the f/g looks like the one my Mother had in her sitting room!
carlo62 (23738) 2013-04-10 15:17
un'immagine curiosa e molto meno solenne della precedente.
Ottimi colori ed una composizione che sembra quasi accidentale, ma che rende il tutto più informale.
jlbrthnn (79791) 2013-04-10 15:23
C'est une autre de ces divinités qui pour nous sont énigmatiques. La photo est d'excellente qualité. Les détails de la composition sont intéressants.
tedesse (24716) 2013-04-10 18:01
Another interesting photo been imported from Thailand.
I like the statue of the god with four faces, and high chair. Good frame, colors and light.
Urs (14082) 2013-08-30 17:06
This is the four faced Brahman which is one of the main gods in Hinduism. However the Thai Buddhist have included Brahman, the creator, as a protection against bad influence. Thais and in particular ethnic Chinese Thais are very superstitious. That is the reason that you can see Brahman statues in some Wats but also dangerous crossing like the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok.
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (76410)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-02-00
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/50 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-04-10 0:29