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A sandstone head of a goddess
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A sandstone head of a goddess

KHMER, ANGKOR PERIOD, CIRCA 10TH CENTURY

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A sandstone head of a goddess
Khmer, Angkor Period, circa 10th century
The smiling face with incised eyes gazing down, the hair in braided rows rising to a conical chignon secured by a band of beads and foliate tiara
14 in. (35.6 cm.) high
Provenance
Aquired in Melbourne, circa 1984

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The cylindrical chignon with looped locks of hair likely points to the earlier phase of the Baphuon style, as opposed to a domed topknot.

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