Antique Angkor Thom Style Stone Khmer Temple Guardian Head - 58cm/23"
Measures (Height) 58cm/23"
An antique Khmer Temple Guardian in the Angkor Thom style.
Typical of the post Angkor Wat style the sculpture possessâ a gradeur and design evoking the aesthetic of the twelfth century.
The head is crafted in the round with an ornate coiffure with full lips and almond-shaped eyes with incised pupils beneath gently curving brows. At the same time, the statue is not submitted to strict iconographic norms, the statues face loses its stiffness and becomes more human.
The 'guardians of the gate', are placed around the outside of a temple to serve both as greeters and defenders, they were specifically intended to protect the principle entrances of temples.
The head is loose mounted on a wood base (later).
Provenance: Ex- private US Collection.
This traditional in appearance piece is sure to add serenity to your home, office or sacred space.
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. However, if for any reason, whatsoever, you are unhappy with your purchase please just let us know and we will provide a full refund. We want you to be 100% happy with your purchase.
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.
EU Customers - Shipments to EU countries will NOT incur Import Taxes.