• Lot 436

    BUSTE FEMININ EN GRES GRIS POLI

    KHMER, STYLE DE BANTEAY SREI, TROISIEME QUART DU XEME SIECLE

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    BUSTE FEMININ EN GRES GRIS POLI
    KHMER, STYLE DE BANTEAY SREI, TROISIEME QUART DU XEME SIECLE
    Le buste aux proportions harmonieuses, la poitrine, le cou et les bras mis en valeur par des bijoux finement sculptés, le cou rehaussé d'une ligne de beauté incisée, socle
    Hauteur: 27 cm. (10 5/8 in.)


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    Although it is difficult to ascertain the exact date of this superbly carved female bust due to its fragmentary character, it seems to be possible to place it in the third quarter of the tenth century. The fine carving of her jewellery is in fact very similar to an Umamaheshvara stone image, attributed to this period and published by E. C. Bunker and D. Latchford, Adoration and Glory: The Golden Age of Khmer Art, Art Media Resources, Chicago 2004, pl. 63.

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    Provenance

    From a French private collection


    Post Lot Text

    A POLISHED GREY SANDSTONE FEMALE BUST, POSSIBLY UMA
    KHMER, BANTEAY SREI STYLE, THIRD QUARTER OF THE 10TH CENTURY