A copper alloy figure of Shiva Cambodia, Banteay Kdei style, mid 12th/early 13th century

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Lot 6
A copper alloy figure of Shiva Cambodia, Banteay Kdei style, mid 12th/early 13th century

Sold for US$ 1,750 inc. premium
A copper alloy figure of Shiva
Cambodia, Banteay Kdei style, mid 12th/early 13th century
Standing on a block platform powerfully modeled with short stocky legs, short sampot and a bare torso, adorned with high armbands and thick necklace, both arms bent at the elbow with hands slightly dropped holding a fragmented trident. His face with incised features and wearing a tall chignon adorned with an om symbol.
5 ¾ in. (14.6 cm) high

Footnotes

  • For and image of Avalokitesvara in the same style see George Groslier, Statuaire Khmere Ancienne, 1935, pl. 90.

    Published:
    Ars Asiatica V: Bronzes Khmers Etude basee sur des documents recueillis par M.P. Lefevre-Pontalis; George Coedes, 1923, plate XI, no. 1.

    Provenance:
    Estate of Natasha Eilenberg
    Samuel and Natasha Eilenberg Collection, before 1969
    Collection de M. Remy de Planterose, Bangkok, 1923
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