Hari-hara

2006au3618 jpg l

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Acquired in 1988 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
SSEA
credit
date_end
0700-12-31
date_start
0650-01-01
date_text
second half 7th century (made)
descriptive_line
Sandstone head of Hari-Hara, Vat Phu Style, sandstone, late 7th century, Cambodia
dimensions
Height: 46.5 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
Hari-hara is a syncretic deity uniting Siva (Hara) and Visnu (Hari) in a single form. The cult of Hari-hara appears to have been popular among the rulers of pre-Angkorian Cambodia. Inscriptions and images from the 7th and 8th centuries reveal major temples dedicated to Siva, Visnu and Hari-hara. The prominence of the cult is also confirmed in the name of Hariharalaya, the capital which preceded Angkor.
historical_significance
history_note
Bought from Mr. A.Biancardi, (Wolmore Collection). This head of Hari-hara, once part of a monumental standing image, is in the style associated with Vat Phu, situated in modern Laos. Vat Phu was the religious city of Chen-la, the early Khmer kingdom which laid the foundations for the Angkorian empire.
id
24822
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T21:02:27.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T21:02:27.000Z
latitude
12.54773
location
In Storage
longitude
104.983856
marks
materials
Sandstone
materials_techniques
Sandstone
museum_number
IS.32-1988
museum_number_token
is321988
object_number
O24690
object_type
Head
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Sandstone head of Hari-hara, once part of a monumental standing image.
place
Cambodia
primary_image_id
2006AU3618
production_note
Vat Phu, Cambodia
production_type
public_access_description
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
hari-hara-head-unknown
sys_updated
2014-08-07T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
Hari-hara
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
700
year_start
650