Shiva Statue - Antique Preah-Ko Style Sandstone Shiva Torso - 108cm/43"
Measurements - Height 108cm/43"
A majestic antique stone Shiva in the Preah-Ko style that embodies authority, with its hieratic stance and iconic downcast gaze. As the destroyer, Shiva is regarded as limitless, transcendent and unchanging. Shiva is also regarded as the patron god of yoga, meditation and arts.
The power emanating from this compelling Shiva image characterises Preah Ko style, contemporary with Bakong, the state temple of Indravarman I. The tense volume of the chest and abdomen suggest the inner breathe, or prana, that indicates strength.
The mitre worn by pre-Angkorian Shiva figures has evolved into a multi-tiered pagoda shaped headdress bounded by an elaborate diadem. The finely chased line of the beard and the thin up curving moustache are also characteristic of the Preah-Ko style.
The sampot's elaborate arrangement, with pleats and anchor shaped front panel, presages a style that would dominate Khmer costume for three more centuries.
A similar piece can be seen in the Cambodia National Museum Catalog #1648.
Provenance: Private Singapore collection. All items are guaranteed to be as described. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all purchases upon request.
SATISFACTION GUARANTEE - We have been offering SE Asian Art, through our website, for many years and are proud of the reputation we have developed for fair and honest listings. However, if for any reason, whatsoever, you are unhappy with your purchase please just let us know and we will provide a full refund. We want you to be 100% happy with your purchase.
The majority of orders will be shipped with DHL. This is a secure, express and fully tracked service.
Items less than 2Kg we typically ship using Royal Mail.
Once we receive your order we try to ship all orders the same or next working day.
Large and/or fragile pieces requiring palletising, specialist crating and/or extra packaging may take a little longer. Palletised shipments will be delivered curbside.
All orders over 35 GBP will be shipped free of charge.
We genuinely hope that all purchases delight.
However, if they do not, regardless of reason, we will refund all orders upon receipt of the unwanted item. Just notify us within 14 days of receiving your order that you wish to make a return and send the piece back to us with 30 days of delivery.
Buddha’s teachings are known as “dharma.” Buddhism teaches that wisdom, kindness, patience, generosity and compassion are important virtues.
Here we discuss the meaning behind the dharmachakra mudra or Teaching Buddha.