CATALOGUE NO. 23 SANDSTONE HEAD OF A MALE DEITY


Southeast Asia

CATALOGUE NO. 23 SANDSTONE HEAD OF A MALE DEITY

KHMER, ANGKOR PERIOD

ANGKOR WAT STYLE

12TH CENTURY

H. 22 CMS, 8 ½ INS

An outstanding dark grey sandstone head of a male deity, probably Vishnu, the face meditative and serene beneath an elaborately decorated diadem ascending to a conical usnisha, with a neat bow at the back.

For a related, complete figure of Vishnu in the Phnom Penh museum, please see cat. no. 70 in Angkor et dix siècles d’art Khmer, Exhibition catalogue, Paris: Réunion des Musées Nationaux, 1997. See also cat. no. 24.

Provenance: From the Estate of a private English collector. Acquired in the 1970s.