Pre-Angkorian sculpture representing Vishnu from the 9th century. Second god of the Hindu trinity with creator Brahma and destroyer Shiva, Vishnu is the protector. The shape and style of this statue (in hard sandstone typical of pre-Angkorian works) with broad shoulders, narrow waist and sober draped sampot, delicately folded under the belt, are characteristic of the pre-Angkorian style still stylistically marked by the indianization of forms from ancient India. This statue comes from Preah Ko, the first Khmer temple built in Cambodia in the Angkor region, Siem Reap province. This site in the capital of Indravarnam was consecrated in 880. This exceptional work of art of fluidity is accompanied by a provenance and a certificate of the ALR (Art Loss Register).
Really good condition. Lacks