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A STANDING FIGURE OF A MALE DEITY 'PHNOM DA' STYLE. BRONZE. KHMER ART 6-7th C
A superb 6 to 7th century Khmer Bronze Male Deity Figure, probably that of 'Vishnu', stylistically and iconographically executed in traditional 'Phnom Da' style, from Khmer mythology. The figure is presented in its original unrepaired condition as found, a solid cast elegantly modelled from the lost wax method. As with images from this period, the ornamentation reflects a perfect mastery of sculpting and fluidity. Features of the statue retain characteristics of the earliest Pre-Angkorian era, appearing delicate and refine with natural movement. The statue measures 13.25 inches (33.66cm) in height, including the custom fabricated redwood pedestal.
Description: Early Khmer Bronze statue of a male deity discovered over 60 years ago in the Ban Muang district of Sakon Nakhon province of northern Thailand, duely noting as possibly the earliest period of Khmer art. The statue is stylistically related to the group of statues found in southeastern Kampuchea on the Phnom Da Hill near Angkor Borei from which derived the art historical term, the 'Phnom Da' style of Cambodia, and which dates to the sixth century.
XXXThe statue is exception, displaying typical Indian movement of the torso with supple modelling, fashioned with an avoid face and hair arranged in overlapping ringlets with a flattened topknot, while the ears are completely covered. The face appears indigenous, typically Khmer, with a serene expression, incised almond-shaped eyes, connected eyebrows above a well-shaped broad nose, wide mouth, and ears covered.
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