Antique Khmer Style Bronze Vishnu Torso Statue - Protector & Preserver - 27cm/11"
Measurements - H 27cm/11"
An antique pre-Angkor 11th century Baphuon style Khmer mounted bronze Vishnu torso sculpture. Vishnu is both world protector and preserver, restorer of moral order - he is all-powerful and all-pervasive by nature.
His braided hair is dressed in a quatrefoil-shaped jatamukuta held in place by a jeweled band. In the Baphuon style the moustache is also kept, but in a more discreet way. The fullness of the forms give the face a softness which accentuates the eyes opened wide, and the fleshy and sensual lips.
The anatomy shows a strong sense of observation. The overall silhouette is elegant and a reminder of the pre-Angkorian Art. The ornate carving of the diadem provide a delightful contrast with the smooth, polished, facial features. The inner rims of the ears appear to display the characteristic tripart scalloped treatment.
The face is defined by slightly arched eyebrows, full rimmed lips, wide open rimmed eyes and a rather broad, flat nose. Generally, the statues are small in size, but in scale with the temple, a feeling of elegance and softness is given off by the whole.
The image radiates an aloofness, the quiet power of Vishnu and the sensuality typical of the Baphuon period.
The Vishnu has perfect balance and proportions which are the key to a fine Vishnu sculpture. The patina and details of this piece are particularly appealing.
The casting is beautiful as you can see in the fine details of the face. Each detail is rendered perfectly.The patina and details of this piece are particularly appealing. The statue is mounted on a wood base.
The perfect traditional in appearance Vishnu to bring serenity and timeless style to you home, office or sacred space.
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