Antique Khmer Style Bronze Bayon Standing Lokeshvara Statue - 53cm/21"
Measures (Height) 53cm/21"
An antique Khmer style eight arm Lokeshvara statue in the Bayon style. Standing in samapada, on a simple pedestal, with his arms radiating around him and clad in a short sampot with fishtail pleat and jewelled sash, the face with wide features surmounted by a cylindrical headdress adorned with a meditating Amitabha Buddha.
In his eight hands he holds an Axe, lotus bud, dagger, sutra (holy text), mala beads, mandala and Kalasha. His softly contoured face with indigenous characteristic has a serene downcast expression, with heavy-lidded eyes, arched eyebrows carved in relief meet in the middle above a well-shaped broad nose, and wide lips with an insipid smile are framed by a second incised line. and beauty lines upon his neck.
The four heads are covered in tightly braided woven hair, enhanced by a cylindrical-shaped 'Chignon' style topknot, secured by a ribbon.
A beautiful and unusual sculpture of Lokeshvara.
This traditional in appearance piece is sure to add a unique touch to any room of your home or workplace.
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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.)