20 September 2000
A Rare Bronze Head of Shiva
Vietnam, Cham Period, 10th Century
Crisply cast with almond-shaped eyes beneath gently arched brows, the long neck curving upwards, with a broad moustache and finely braided hair tied-up in an elaborate topknot
5 in. (13.5 cm.) high
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Spink, A Divine Art, Sculpture of South East Asia, 1997, cat. no. 24.
It is very rare to find a bronze head of this type, that originally likely adorned a linga.
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