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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Vishnu is one of the most prominent deities in Hinduism, known as the preserver and protector of the universe. His worship is central to the Vaishnavism tradition of Hinduism. In this blog post we explore a little about the history, mythology, and symbolism of Vishnu.