Antique Khmer Stone Mounted Angkor Wat Style Dvarapala Temple Guardian - 105cm / 42"
Measures - (Height) 105cm/42"
An antique Khmer Dvarapala or Temple Guardian in the Angkor Wat style. Typical of the Angkor Wat style the sculpture possess' a gradeur, the shoulders are larger, the torso swells to a heavy and conventional shape evoking the aesthetic of the early tenth century. At the same time, the statue is not submitted to strict iconographic norms, the statue loses its stiffness and becomes more human.
Fierce features define the face: bulging eyes, eyebrows represented by a single double-bowed line and lush lips.
The torso is loose mounted on a wood base (later).
Provenance: Ex- private US Collection.
The perfect traditional in appearance sculpture to bring serenity and timeless style to you home, office or sacred space.
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