Antique Phnom Da Style Sandstone Vishnu Head - Protector & Preserver - 23cm/9"
Measures - (Height) 23cm/9"
Antique Phnom Da style mounted sandstone Vishnu Head. Vishnu is both world protector and preserver, restorer of moral order - he is all-powerful and all-pervasive by nature.
The Vishnu embodies authority with its iconic downcast gaze and large unexpressive face. The general silhouette is heavier. The carving is beautiful as you can see in the fine details of the face. Each detail is rendered perfectly. The features suggest the prana, or inner breath, that signifies superhuman power.
The Vishnu is loose mounted on a wood base (later).
The perfect traditional in appearance Vishnu to bring serenity and timeless style to you home, office or sacred space.
Provenance: Ex- private US collection. All items are guaranteed to be as described. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all purchases upon request.
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A deity of contradictions, Shiva the Destroyer, has a tumultuous history which is reflective of his many responsibilities and characterisations. His importance over the universe, but also his personality, make him a popular choice in Hindu art.