Antique Koh Ker Style Stone Mounted Khmer Vishnu Head - 28cm / 11"
Measures - (Height) 28cm/11"
The power eminating from this compelling Vishnu image characterises Koh Ker style. As is typical with this style the Vishnu has a soft face and is adorned with elaborate earrings. His tiara or mukuta is also richly decorated. A tradition that continued to develop in Cambodia from the 10th century to the post-Angkor period.
Vishnu is both world protector and preserver, restorer of moral order - he is all-powerful and all-pervasive by nature.
The Vishnu is loose mounted on a wood base (later).
Provenance: Ex- private UK collection.
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