Antique Khmer Style Bronze Koh Ker Style Vishnu Torso Statue - Protector & Preserver - 48cm/19"
Measurements Height 48cm/19"
An antique Khmer style mounted bronze Vishnu torso, from HD Asian Art.
Vishnu is both world protector and preserver, restorer of moral order - he is all-powerful and all-pervasive by nature.
The detail and patina of the piece are lovely. The deity is masterfully modelled in realistic human form. The face appears typically Khmer, with a serene expression, incised almond-shaped eyes, connected eyebrows above a well-shaped broad nose, wide plump mouth and elongated earlobes.
Typical of the period, no tiaras or jewellery, decorates the sculpture. The hair is drawn onto the top of the head to form a high chignon, held in place by a worked gold chain or a garland of flowers. This is characteristic of the Koh Ker style. The Vishnu has perfect balance and proportions which are the key to a fine Vishnu sculpture.
The casting is beautiful as you can see in the fine details of the face. Each detail is rendered perfectly.The patina and details of this piece are particularly appealing. The statue is mounted to a wood base (later).
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