The stone sculpture head of Asura of the Khmer Empire. Asuras are a class of beings described as power-seeking clans in Hinduism. In its Buddhist context, the word is sometimes translated “titan”, “demigod”. Asuras are described in Indian texts as powerful superhuman demigods with good or bad qualities. In early Vedic literature, the good Asuras are called Adityas and are led by Varuna, while the malevolent ones are called Danavas and are led by Vritra.
It comes with the classical details of the Khmer sculptures. Such as the double arc drawn by the eyebrows on the foreheads, evoked below by the wisely sketched curve of the noses and further down, by the double arc which masterfully outlines the lips and the double chin.
The Khmer Empire ruled the territory which based on modern Cambodia, but rather larger, from the 9th to the 13th century. The most celebrated examples are found in Angkor, which served as the seat of the empire. Khmer stone sculpture did not employ any stella on the back of the figure for support. As the result, broken arms, hands or ankles attested to the vulnerability of this format.
Dimensions: 9″ x 13″ x 21.5″ (the sculpture)
9.5″ x 9.5 x 32.5″ (the base length and width, with the sculpture on base total height)
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