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A sandstone Torso
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF CHRISTIAN FISCHBACHER
A sandstone Torso

KHMER, ANGKOR PERIOD, KHLEANG STYLE, SECOND HALF 10TH CENTURY

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A sandstone Torso
Khmer, Angkor Period, Khleang style, second half 10th century
Very finely carved with a graceful outline and gently fluted legs, wearing a short sampot incised with parallel pleats and a butterfuly tie at the back, and secured with a sash incised with rectangular medallions and hanging in a double fishtail at front, the stone finely polished
25 in. (63.5 cm.) high
Provenance
J.J. Klejman, New York, acquired 5 December 1973

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The treatment of the sampot with folded-over top is executed with great clarity. In a slightly later example at the Museé Guimet, style of Khleang, additional pleats spring from the fastening at the back of the sampot, anticipating the Baphuon style; see H. Jessup and T. Zephir (eds.), Sculpture of Angkor and Ancient Cambodia, Millenium of Glory, 1997, cat. no. 57, p. 239.

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