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Item:223229772707KHMER SCULPTURE SANDSTONE HEAD OF VISHNU 'HARI' PHANOM DA STYLE STONE RELIC Description A civilized ancient Khmer art 'head of Hari' the indic deity of creation, commonly known as Vishnu, who was prominent in Pre-Angkorian Cambodia. The fragment is one of the earliest examples of sculptural art produced during the Phnom Da period in Pre Angkorian times, and is specifically characterized by its distinct features. The almond-shaped eyes with incised iris, delicately traced brows, and subtly molded lips and nose, have particularity of portraiture, an individualized treatment of the 'Phnom Da style' 8/9th century, that represents the royal patron who commissioned the sculpture. The deity's head-covering is of Indian origin, consisting of a cylindrical Mitre-type hat (the attribute of Vishnu) symbolizing the deity's exalted status. The mitre comes all the way down to the nap of the neck, and wraps his unadorned elongated earlobes, framing the face. Phnom Da is a temple mountain, about 100 metres tall and an excavation area, located in the southeast of Cambodia, close to the Vietnamese border. It belongs to the Angkor Borei district in Takeo province. Phnom Da is the name used to describe the first art style period in the Pre-Angkorian era, and continued to play an important role in the following two centuries. Dimensions: Height (without stand) 8.0 inches. Height (including stand) 11.0 inches. Weight 6.0 kilograms (6,000 grams). Condition : Good condition, Old by normal wear of used. Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item. If you have any questions, please contact us via eBay message. We willing to reply as soon as possible. Payment- We accept only PayPal. - Please make payment within 3 days after auction ends. Shipping & Handling- Items will be shipped by REGISTERED AIRMAIL to our international buyers. Online tracking number will be provided. Buyer is responsible for any import tax and/or brokerage fee.- Delivery Time America, Europe 10-21 business days / Asia & Australia 7-14 business days. Guarantee- We guarantee 100% customer satisfaction. We are extremely confident that all items presented from our collections are genuine antiques. In the event the authenticity of an artifact is disputed, please contact us immediately. - We will refund the respective purchase price, provided that the item is returned in the original condition, and at the customers expense, together with copies of the respective receipt(s) and supporting evidence from a suitable qualified authority, certifying that the item we have sent you is not antique. Laksmi Antiques Co. reserves the right to contest a customers assessment in the event that proof is available to support the pieces authenticity. Please e-mail us with your questions and bid with confidence. Thank you for looking and have enjoy bidding :) Track Page Views With Auctiva's FREE CounterPrimary Material:Stone, Original/Reproduction:Antique Reproduction
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Khmer Sculpture Sandstone Head Of Vishnu 'Hari' Phanom Da Style Stone Relic