CATALOGUE No. 15 BRONZE STANDING BUDDHA


CATALOGUE No. 15 BRONZE STANDING BUDDHA

KHMER, ANGKOR PERIOD

ANGKOR WAT STYLE

12TH CENTURY

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.