Representations of the Buddhist Prajnaparamita in stone are abundant. In bronze however, they are much less common and many are casted two-armed, especially when in a triad with Buddha Shakyamuni and Lokeshvara.
The represented one is an exceptional example of this type, not only because of her five pair of arms and heads, but especially the unusual large size. She personifies the highest wisdom in Buddhism and helps believers to find the true Buddhist Path. Her five heads and five pair of arms visualize her qualities and spiritual capacities, but she helps too those followers who are in need.
This bronze can be dated towards the end of the Angkor Vat or early Bayon period. Her wide angular face still displays the characteristics of the Angkor Vat style, while her ankle-length skirt and flange are already more common for the subsequent Bayon style.