Antique Khmer Style Baphuon Bronze Dancing Apsara or Angel Statue - 54cm/22"
Measurements - H54cm/22"
A beautiful antique Khmer style bronze Apsara or Heavenly angel in the Baphuon style. The Apsara is a female spirit of the clouds and waters in Hindu and Buddhist mythology - a 'celestial nymph' or 'celestial maiden'. Apsaras are beautiful, supernatural female beings. They are youthful and elegant, and superb in the art of dancing. They are often the wives of the Gandharvas, the court musicians of Indra.
They dance to the music made by the Gandharvas, usually in the palaces of the gods, entertain and sometimes seduce gods and men. As caretakers of fallen heroes, they may be compared to the valkyries of Norse mythology. As ethereal beings who inhabit the skies, and are often depicted taking flight, or at service of a god, they may be compared to Angels. Apsaras are said to be able to change their shape at will, and rule over the fortunes of gaming and gambling. They are also associated with fertility rites.
The Apsara is mounted on a wood base.
Styled after artistic techniques prevalent in the time of the powerful Khmer Empire of South East Asia. This traditional in appearance piece is sure to add a unique touch to your home, office or sacred space.
One of the most recognisable of the Asian deities this representation of the Apsara is sure to enlighten your home with endlessly timeless style
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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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