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Kneeling Male Figure

Kneeling Male Figure

1010-1080

Bronze

Overall: 43.2 cm (17 in.)

Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 1978.8

Description

The third eye in the forehead indicates that this figure identified himself with Shiva, but his kneeling stance with hands raised in a gesture of adoration indicates that he is a devotee of Shiva, who has taken on aspects of the god's physical appearance. The style of the lower garment with the low-slung belt is typical of work from the so-called Baphuon period of Khmer sculpture, like the stone standing image to the left. The eyes, eyebrows, moustache, and beard were once inlaid with silver.

See also
Collection: 
Cambodian Art
Type of artwork: 
Sculpture
Medium: 
Bronze

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