Khmer sculpture is known for the convergence of Shaivaite and Vaishnavaite features, as well as indigenous mythology. For a similar treatment of the staff in a figure of Shiva, see P. Pal, Asian Art at the Norton Simon Museum, Vol. 3: Art from Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia, 2004, p.203, cat. no.159; H. Jessup, Sculpture of Angkor and Ancient Cambodia: Millennium of Glory, 1997, p. 261, cat. no. 69.