• Lot 394

    STATUE DE SIVA EN BRONZE

    KHMER, STYLE D'ANGKOR VAT, XIIEME SIECLE

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    STATUE DE SIVA EN BRONZE
    KHMER, STYLE D'ANGKOR VAT, XIIEME SIECLE
    Représenté debout sur une petite base quadrangulaire, en position frontale, vêtu d'un sampot court aux plis élégants retombant entre les cuisses, devant et derrière, un pan du pagne s'échappant gracieusement de la ceinture, cette dernière rehaussée de pompons et de deux noeuds élaborés en forme de papillons, le torse nu, paré d'un collier et de bracelets, le bras droit tenant un rosaire, le gauche un trident amovible, le visage serein caractérisé par des lèvres charnues, un nez fin, des yeux en amande et le troisième oeil sur le front, une tiare ouvragée masquant en partie le haut jatamukuta sur lequel est inscrit le signe Aum, belle patine verte
    Hauteur: 43 cm. (16 7/8 in.)


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    The Angkor Vat period from the late eleventh to the third quarter of the twelfth century saw an exceptional construction activity. Some of the greatest and finest temples were created during this period. The stone and bronze sculptures fitting these temples seem to have been less innovative and emphasized more decorative motifs as can be gleaned form this unusual large bronze Shiva figure. His elaborate sampot and crown are a treat for the eye. Though cast in a hieratic posture he emphasizes at the same time an overwhelming spiritual grandeur.

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    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT payable at 19.6% (5.5% for books) will be added to the buyer’s premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis


    Literature

    A. Bassoul, Human and Divine - The Hindu and Buddhist Iconography of Southeast Asian Art from the Claire and Aziz Bassoul Collection, Beirut 2006, pp.48-49, pl.11.


    Post Lot Text

    A BRONZE FIGURE OF SIVA
    KHMER, ANGKOR VAT STYLE, 12TH CENTURY