Antique Koh Ker Style Stone Mounted Khmer Vishnu Head – 37cm / 15. Measures – (Height) 37cm/15. The power eminating from this compelling Vishnu image characterises Koh Ker style. As is typical with this style the Vishnu has a soft face and high Chignon. Surmounted by a lotus flower. (crown of hair) is also richly decorated. A tradition that continued to develop in Cambodia from the 10th century to the post-Angkor period. The features of Vishnu demonstrate a prominent nose, jutting lower lip and firm chin. Is typical of the Koh Ker style. Robably an idealised portrait of King Jayavarman IV who implied that his rule was divinely sanctioned through association with both Vishnu and Shiva iconography. Vishnu is both world protector and preserver, restorer of moral order – he is all-powerful and all-pervasive by nature. The Vishnu is loose mounted on a wood base (later). Provenance: Ex- private UK collection. SATISFACTION GUARANTEE – We have been offering SE Asian Art for many years and are proud of the reputation we have developed for fair and honest listings. We have many other Buddhist and Hindu statues available. Please check out our other listing where we have other beautiful Asian pieces available. Please message for international courier prices to your country. Please message with any questions. Thanks for your interest. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\South-East Asian”. The seller is “hd_asian_art” and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Region of Origin: Southeast Asian
- Product: Statue
- Primary Material: Stone
- Sub-Type: Vishnu