Antique Khmer Style SE Asia Mounted Wood Bas Relief Skanda Statue - 128cm/51"
Measures – (Height) 128cm/51”
This openwork finial depicts an antique Khmer style mounted wood Skanda on his Peacock from Cambodia.
This magnificent sculptures represents Skanda, God of War, sitting on his special mount, Paravani, a peacock and a killer of snakes.It's great size is typical of the sculpture carved for Jayavarman IV's capital city of Lingapura.
Skanda is clothed in a sampot can kpin and his twisted hair is arranged in horizontal rows to form a cylindrical jatamukuta that is surrounded by his diadem in typical Koh-Ker style. The eyebrows, depicted by a continuous ridge that runs across the forehead, a beard and a moustache define his face. The inner rims of the ears are scalloped. Skanda holds a lotus bud in his right hand.
The peacock, Paravani, is shown with a jewelled necklace. The details of the peacock's head and the feathers are intricately carved with a jewellers precision.
Skanda is the son of Shiva and Parvati along with Ganesha, the beloved elephant headed deity. As God of War, Skanda is the chief defender of the Gods. He is also known by other names, such as Karttikeya and Kumera.
Here Skanda is surrounded by a flaming aureole, symbolising his divinity.
He is mounted to a wood base.
Given the nature of the piece a wooden crate will be prepared to ensure safe shipping. The cost of which is included in our price.
The carving is beautiful as you can see in the fine details of the faces.
The majority of orders will be shipped with DHL. This is a secure, express and fully tracked service.
Items less than 2Kg we typically ship using Royal Mail.
Once we receive your order we try to ship all orders the same or next working day.
Large and/or fragile pieces requiring palletising, specialist crating and/or extra packaging may take a little longer. Palletised shipments will be delivered curbside.
All orders over 35 GBP will be shipped free of charge.
We genuinely hope that all purchases delight.
However, if they do not, regardless of reason, we will refund all orders upon receipt of the unwanted item. Just notify us within 14 days of receiving your order that you wish to make a return and send the piece back to us with 30 days of delivery.
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