Antique Phnom Da Style Khmer Vishnu Torso - Protector & Preserver - 98cm/39"
Measures - (Height) 98cm/39"
An antique Khmer Vishnu in the pre-Angkorian Phnom Da style. This majestic yet benign image of Vishnu shows the four armed (chaturbhuja) from of the God, whose hands usually carry a globe, a disk, a conch and a mace as distinguishing attributes. Here only the disk (or chakra) and conch partially remain, supported by the surviving half of an original halo, aureole or arch - his circle of light symbolising his divinity. The figure demonstrates the tribhanga posture typical of the Phnom Da style, along with a naturalistic representation of musculature, delicately carved fingers and refined facial features of that style.
The sampot, the Cambodian garment in which a length of cloth is wound around the hips and tucked in at the waist, a pre-cursor to the styles that would become increasingly elaborate in Khmer morphology.
A majestic and serene museum quality piece.
The perfect traditional in appearance Vishnu to bring serenity and timeless style to you home, office or sacred space.
Provenance: Private Singapore Collection. All items are guaranteed to be as described. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all purchases upon request.
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