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Museum Quality 11th Century Khmer Sculpture. Jayavarman II Era. Angkorian-styled. Sandstone. Cambodia

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    Jayavarman II was a 9th-century king of Cambodia, widely recognized as the founder of the Khmer Empire, the dominant civilization on the Southeast Asian mainland from the 10th Century until the mid 15th century. He has been regarded as the king who laid the foundation of the Angkor… Continue reading

Dvaravati Styled Sandstone Three Faces of Buddha, Thailand

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Detail: Dvaravati refers to a period in Thailand / Siam history, a culture, group of geographical areas and – most important to me – an art style that flourished from the 7th to the 11th Century AD. This piece is hand made and styled in that art period.… Continue reading

Museum Quality Ancient Hindu Temple God Surya in Stone, India

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Detail: Surya, the supreme light, is the chief solar deity in Hinduism. In Shaivite theology, Surya is said to be one of the eight forms of Shiva. This head in a beige hard stone (appears to be harder than sandstone) is said to be 600+… Continue reading

Sandstone Buddha Head on Stand, Java Indonesia

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Detail: This reminds me of the Vairocana Buddha that is at the Temple Borobodur in Java. . . . a temple that was built in the 8-9th Centuries. Exceptional detail and serene expression. Mounted on a rather primitive wooden base. Mid- to late-1900’s. Pristine condition.

Sandstone Apsara Bust, Cambodia

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Detail: Apsaras – a woodland spirit – are supernatural women in costumes who performed sacred dances in the ancient Angkor temples. This is a reproduction of a relief at Angkor Wat. Sandstone on a metal stand.
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