Antique Khmer Style Angkor Wat Reclining Vishnu Statue - Protector & Preserver - 43cm/17" Long
Measurements 43cm/17" Long
An antique Khmer style bronze reclining Vishnu sculpture, from HD Asian Art. A reclining figure of Vishnu lying on the coils of the serpent, Shesha, at the beginning of a cosmic cycle.
Vishnu is both world protector and preserver, restorer of moral order - he is all-powerful and all-pervasive by nature. Shesha's seven heads spread out above the head of the god.
His right hand supports his conical headress while the left arm is stretched out along his body with his hand being lifted up by his consort, Shridevi or Lakshmi. A lotus blossom on a stalk rises up behind him with Brahma perched on top. 'At the beginning of a cosmic cycle Vishnu is shown reclining on the serpent Shesha (also called Ananta).
Vishnu sleeps on Shesha's coils during the intervals in the cycles of creation. The serpent's seven heads rise above the god's head. The goddess Lakshmi is shown, knelt at the front of the image, perhaps massaging him. The form of headdress Vishnu wears is characteristic of the Angkor Wat style .
A tiny figure of Brahma sits on top of the lotus flower rising from Vishnu's navel. The Vishnu has perfect balance and proportions which are the key to a fine Vishnu sculpture.
The casting is beautiful as you can see in the fine details of the face and hands. Each detail is rendered perfectly.The patina and details of this piece are particularly appealing. The perfect traditional in appearance Vishnu to bring serenity and timeless style to you home, office or sacred space.
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Who is the Hindu God Brahma? Brahma was responsible for the creation of the universe and all its creatures. Alongside this, he is considered to be the god of knowledge and of the Vedas (ancient texts.)