Antique phnom da style khmer vishnu torso - protector & preserver - 98cm/39. An antique khmer vishnu in the pre-angkorian phnom da style.
This majestic yet benign image of vishnu shows the four armed (chaturbhuja) from of the god, whose hands usually carry a globe, a disk, a conch and a mace as distinguishing attributes. Here only the disk (or chakra) and conch partially remain, supported by the surviving half of an original halo, aureole or arch - his circle of light symbolising his divinity. The figure demonstrates the tribhanga posture typical of the phnom da style, along with a naturalistic representation of musculature, delicately carved fingers and refined facial features of that style. The sampot, the cambodian garment in which a length of cloth is wound around the hips and tucked in at the waist, a pre-cursor to the styles that would become increasingly elaborate in khmer morphology. A majestic and serene museum quality piece.The perfect traditional in appearance vishnu to bring serenity and timeless style to you home, office or sacred space. All items are guaranteed to be as described. Satisfaction guarantee - we have been offering se asian art for many years and are proud of the reputation we have developed for fair and honest listings. Please check out our other listing where we have other beautiful asian pieces available. This item is made of stone and sandstone.