Antique Phnom Kulen Style Hari Hari or Vishnu Statue - 51cm/20"
Measures (Height) 51cm/20"
An antique Phnom Kulen style stone Hari Hari or Vishnu statue. Vishnu is both world protector and preserver, restorer of moral order - he is all-powerful and all-pervasive by nature.
This style corresponds to the first half of the ninth century and the reign of Jayavarman II. It also marks a turning point in the evolution of the artistic imagery and prepares for the transformation towards classic Angkorian art.
The elegant silhouette of the sculpture expresses the vigour, force and power of the God. The face, large and calm shows a continuous and assertive eyebrow line. The moustache is well defined.
The halo, aureole or arch behind him, a circle of light, symbolises his divinity. Phnom Kulen art was able to preserve and expand upon the character of force and the beauty of the masterpiece of the 6th and 7th centuries.
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A deity of contradictions, Shiva the Destroyer, has a tumultuous history which is reflective of his many responsibilities and characterisations. His importance over the universe, but also his personality, make him a popular choice in Hindu art.