Antique pre-Angkor Style Stone Mounted Khmer Vishnu Torso - 36cm / 14"
Measures (Height) 36cm/14"
A pre-Angkor style Vishnu torso Typical of the pre-Angkor style the sculpture possesses a grandeur, the torso swells to a heavy and conventional shape evoking the aesthetic of the early ninth century.
At the same time, the statue is not submitted to strict iconographic norms, the statue loses its stiffness and becomes more human. This muscular image of Vishnu is depicted with straight legs and is loose hung on a metal and wood base (later).
The image is carved in the round with the back as carefully carved as the front.
Provenance: Ex- private UK Collection.
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