CATALOGUE No. 15 BRONZE STANDING BUDDHA
KHMER, ANGKOR PERIOD
ANGKOR WAT STYLE
H. 33 CMS, 13 INS
A large, imposing and finely cast crowned and jewelled bronze figure of a standing Buddha with a serene expression, both hands raised in abhayamudra (the gesture of dispelling fear), the reverse with an attachment loop for a nimbus.
For a similar Buddha in the Phnom Penh Museum, see Pl. 83 in M. Giteau, Khmer Sculpture and the Angkor Civilisation, London: Thames and Hudson, 1965.
Provenance: From the Estate of a private English collector. Acquired in the 1970s.