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.
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
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.