Sculpture

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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
Late 7th century (made)
descriptive_line
Head of Visnu, Pre-Angkorian style, sandstone, late 7th century, Cambodia
dimensions
Height: 8.5 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
Bought from Mr. A.Biancardi (Walmore Collection).
id
24946
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T21:02:52.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T21:02:52.000Z
latitude
location
In Storage
longitude
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Sandstone
museum_number
IS.19-1988
museum_number_token
is191988
object_number
O24951
object_type
Sculpture
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
In pre-Angkorian Cambodia the major cult temples were dedicated to Siva, with the linga as the paramount expression of divine authority. However, judging from the sculptural evidence which survives, Visnu also attracted royal patronage. This head, from a small image, bears all the characteristics of the pre-Angkorian period: the unadorned cylindrical mitre headdress, the 'archaic' curls of hair which fall to the shoulders, and a remarkable naturalism. The figure of Visnu would have been four-armed, and unadorned apart from a simple waist cloth(sampong) as seen in Avalokitevara (IS 22-19880.
place
primary_image_id
2006BF1878
production_note
Cambodia
production_type
public_access_description
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
sculpture-sculpture-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
Sculpture
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
700
year_start
650