early 1100s

Gray sandstone

Overall: 76.8 cm (30 1/4 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1941.25


The parallel matted locks of hair and the incised third eye on the forehead identify this figure as the Hindu god Shiva. A close-cropped beard comes to a point at his chin. The slim elegant form and short lower garment fastened with a low-slung belt are features characteristic of this period.


Khmer Vision of Hindu God
Sculptural Style
See also
Cambodian Art
Type of artwork: 

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