Antique Preah-Ko Style Sandstone Vishnu Head - Protector & Preserver - 47cm/19"
Measures (Height) 47cm/19"
An antique Preah-Ko Style Sandstone Vishnu Head.
The Vishnu embodies authority with its iconic downcast gaze and large unexpressive face. The general silhouette is heavier. With the Preah-Ko style the tiara and the chignon headdress become consistent and announce Angkorian Art. All features that suggest the prana, or inner breath, that signifies superhuman power. Vishnu is both world protector and preserver, restorer of moral order - he is all-powerful and all-pervasive by nature.
The mitre worn by pre-Angkorian Vishnu figures evolved into a multi-tiered pagoda shaped headdress bounded by an elaborate diadem comprising two registers, lozenges in the lower and alternating stems and petals in the upper. The features of Vishnu demonstrate a prominent nose, jutting lower lip and firm chin. The Vishnu has perfect balance and proportions which are the key to a fine Vishnu sculpture.
The carving is beautiful as you can see in the fine details of the face. Each detail is rendered perfectly. The details of this piece are particularly appealing. The Vishnu is loose mounted on a wood base (later). 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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The three beautiful Naga were delivered this morning and I am thrilled to have them! They are even nicer than I had hoped from seeing only photos of them. If anything can protect me, I am sure these ancient and wise spirits will.
Janice, McAllen, TX, USA
The Buddha arrived at my house yesterday afternoon. It's beautiful!! Many thanks for your availability and courtesy.
Leonardo, Venice, Italy
Our beautiful Vishnu has arrived without a signature, today!!:))) Thanks a lot, He looks perfect!
Lara, Long Island, NY, USA