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    Sale 2024

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 566

    A sandstone head of Avalokiteshvara

    KHMER, ANGKOR PERIOD, ANGKOR WAT STYLE, 12TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A sandstone head of Avalokiteshvara
    Khmer, Angkor Period, Angkor Wat Style, 12th century
    His round face delicately carved with full lips, stylized almond-shaped eyes and protruding brow, his face flanked by elongated earlobes and his hair arranged into neatly braided rows, rising to a conical topknot centered by Amitabha and topped by a lotus finial, his hair secured with a foliate crown tied at verso
    6¾ in. (17.2 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    William H. Wolff, New York, acquired in 1972


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR