Shiva

Shiva

early 1100s

Gray sandstone

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

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1941.25

Description

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.

Video

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

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