Antique Khmer Style Bronze Bayon Style Standing Lokeshvara Statue - 37cm/15"
Measures (Height) 37cm/15"
An antique Khmer style Lokeshvara statue in 12th century post-Angkor Wat Bayon style.
Standing in samapada and mounted on wood, with his arms radiating around him. 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 four hands he holds a lotus buds, sutra (holy text), mala beads and Kalasha. The kalasha is considered a symbol of abundance and "source of life" in the Vedas. It is referred to as "overflowing full vase" in the Vedas. The Kalasha is believed to contain amrita, the elixir of life, and thus is viewed as a symbol of abundance, wisdom, and immortality.
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 head is 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.
Standing in samapada with his arms radiating around him and clad in a short sampot with fishtail pleat and jeweled sash, the face with wide features surmounted by a cylindrical headdress adorned with a meditating Amitabha Buddha.
This traditional in appearance piece is sure to add a unique touch to any room of your home or workplace.
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