Khmer Stone Relief Lintel Fragment 'vishvakarma' Seated Atop Kala, Angkor 12th C
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Khmer Stone Relief Lintel Fragment 'vishvakarma' Seated Atop Kala, Angkor 12th C:
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Title:Khmer Sandstone Bas-Relief Fragment 'Vishvakarma Seated Atop Kala', Angkor Period, Baphuon style. Angkor Thom Province. 11/12th C.
Description: Khmer Sandstone Temple Relief Lintel Element, beautifully modeled in traditional Angkorian style, depicting the Deity figure 'Vishvakarma', God of Creation, comfortably seated in a particularly expressive manner, atop the mythical beast 'Kala' a ferocious monster head, shrouded by the remains of a foliated motif.xxxxxThe deity is depicted squating on one knee in an arched floral sanctuary, holding attributes with both hands, while accompanied by his devout court attendants kneeling about him. He is wearing a short stylized Sampot, folded over a plain belt. His head is covered by an elaborate inter-connected diadem crown, surmounted by a conical-shaped headdress. His face appears serene, with arched eyebrows set over almond-shaped eyes, a broad nose, thick lips, and elongated earlobes with Khmer style earring pendants.xxxxx His mount, Kala of Angkor is one of three principle animal deities in Khmer mythology, a toothy lion style creature, regarded as a ferocious monster symbolic of absolute time in its all devouring aspect, and associated with the destructive side of the god Shiva. He displays a larger upper Jaw, lined by large carnivorous teeth, bulging eyes, and "no" lower Jaw, and he is crowned by lotus petals on his head. The stone fragment has a superb naturally aged grayish-black patina, penetrating the surface of the stone.
The sandstone fragment, once part of a complex lintel or wall section, is a well proportioned section, chiseled in deep bas relief from a solid slab of sandstone, intricately rendered, with detailing still clearly visible, and no condition issues, showing even wear on the entire surface, with weathering consistent with age, and minor degradation of the surface. The patina is superb, penetrating the surface of the stone in variations of hues and colours, from extended exposure to the natural elements in which it was maintained.
Origin:xxxxxxxxx Angkor Thom Province, Cambodia. Period:xxxxxxxx Angkor Wat, Baphuon style. 11/12th century. Composition:xx Solid Block of Sandstone, naturally aged patina w/ oxidation . Dimensions:xxx Lenght: 20.0 inches (50.80cm) approximately. Observation:xxx Authentic Section. Excellent Condition, with minor surface abrasions. Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item. Estimate Value: $8,500 - $9,500 (USD). IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the difference in computer monitor settings, there may be variations in the items appearance, specifically background lighting, resolution, and color tones, your monitor is set at.
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