Torso of Vishnu by Unknown Artist

A standing figure of the Hindu god Vishnu wearing a long dhoti with a vertical pleat and a thick sash, the left hand rests on the top of a mace or club.

Details

Medium:
Sandstone
Dimensions:
34.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£17,000 ( Total: £28,000)
Acquired in:
2001
Vendor:
Spink & Son

A rare example of the earliest period of sculpture in Cambodia, under Indian cultural influence.

Provenance

In private collection in 1960s and on loan to the Denver Art Museum by 1969; American private collection; Spink & Son, London.

Venue details

Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 2PH 01865 278000 www.ashmolean.org

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