Antique Khmer Style Bayon Prajnaparamita Statue / Devi or Goddess - 79cm/32"
Measures (Height) 79cm/32"
An antique Khmer style Prajnaparamita, devi or Goddess statue in the late 12th century Bayon style. Prajnaparamita, symbolises the perfection of Wisdom and was considered the mother of all Buddhas. A sculpture perfect for those seeking both beauty and wisdom.
Prajnaparamita stands samabhanga on a simple pedestal.
She is clothed in a simple, long pleated sampot and belt, with a double fish tail pleat at the hem. This is typical of the Bayon style. Her hair is tied with a bead band into a rounded and complex chignon with a lotus bud on top. The lotus flower represents purity, compassion and the giving of great joy to all.
Her three tiered head, the first two tiers featuring four cardinal faces, peering left and right, North and South. This demonstrates an omnidirectional awareness and a spirtual capacity to comprehend and understand all realms and dimensions.
The figure is beautifully lost wax cast with superb details. The inner rims of the ears are scalloped and three indented beauty lines mark the neck, in traditional Khmer style.
Prajnaparamita was greatly revered by the Khmer during the tenth century and was the only Buddist Goddess praised in contemporary Khmer inscriptions.
In her left hands she holds the lotus bud. In her right, Brahma. Brahma is the Hindu God of Creation and one of the Trimurti, the others being Vishnu and Shiva.
The patina and details of this piece are particularly appealing. This traditional in appearance piece is sure to add a unique touch to any room of your home or workplace.
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