G743 SANDSTONE HEAD OF BUDDHA MUCHALINDA
KHMER, ANGKOR PERIOD
ANGKOR WAT STYLE
H. 28 CMS, 11 INS
Mounted on a polished mahogany base.
A beautiful and large, crowned and jewelled sandstone head of Buddha Muchalinda, with a serene expression and adorned with a diadem and heavy earrings.
The naga Muchalinda protected the Buddha during a torrential rainstorm on the sixth day after his enlightenment.
For a complete figure of Buddha Muchalinda of similar date in the Musée Guimet, please see cat. no. 74 in Angkor et dix siècles d’art Khmer, Exhibition catalogue, Paris: Réunion des Musées Nationaux, 1997.