1387 Khmer Bronze Sculpture Idol Statues - Pair

NOT FOR SALE

Pair of superbly crafted Khmer bronze sculptures with outstanding detail in the textiles, costumes and ornaments.

One depicting standing male deity with four arms and holding an object in each hand - Vishnu and the other depicting a standing female deity - Laxmi

The male sculpture additionally mounted onto a black marble / stone base.

Note the elaborate detail in the textiles & jewelry in the sculptures. Both styles are identical to the work seen in Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom.  The grace and perfection of the clothing, the head gear, the jewelry and the posture at the back of the sculpture suggests authentic Khmer origin of these artworks.

Male sculpture - 14 1/8" H x 6 1/4" W / 2.6 kilograms or 5.73 lbs

Female sculpture - 13" H x 4 1/8" W / 2.3 kilograms or 5.07 lbs

Both with heavy oxidation and wear. Square plinth bases that are solid - not hollow-cast.

SIMILAR EXAMPLES

1) CHRISTIE'S 2012

2) CHRISTIE'S 2009

Examples may also be seen in the Dallas Museum of Art and the National Museum of Cambodia

Provenance: C Webb 1925-2012 / TN, USA / Antique Dealer

Art lovers are advised to study the object and arrive at their own age estimates.

Not for Sale

 


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