The stone sculpture Naga Buddha of the Khmer Empire. It depicts what must be assumed was the seated Buddha in deep meditation, resting on the coils of a snake that raises its seven-headed hood above the Buddha’s head. Mucalinda is the name of a naga, a snake-like being, who protected the Gautama Buddha after his own enlightenment. 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: 7.5″ x 13″ x 30″ (the sculpture)
11.75″ x 11.75 x 35.5″ (the base length and width, with the sculpture on base total height)
Old piece. Sell in used, pre-owned condition. Vintage and antique items by nature have variable amounts of wear, imperfections, signs of use, age and time. Perfectly imperfect. Condition shown as in pictures. Kindly contact us if you need more info. or detail pictures.
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