Antique khmer style angkor wat bronze mounted apsara or angel head - 55cm/22. An antique khmer style bronze apsara or heavenly angel in the angkor wat style. The apsara is a female spirit of the clouds and waters in hindu and buddhist mythology a celestial nymph' or celestial maiden'.
Apsaras are beautiful, supernatural female beings. They are youthful and elegant, and superb in the art of dancing.
They are often the wives of the gandharvas, the court musicians of indra. They dance to the music made by the gandharvas, usually in the palaces of the gods, entertain and sometimes seduce gods and men. As caretakers of fallen heroes, they may be compared to the valkyries of norse mythology. As etherial beings who inhabit the skies, and are often depicted taking flight, or at service of a god, they may be compared to angels. Apsaras are said to be able to change their shape at will, and rule over the fortunes of gaming and gambling.They are also associated with fertility rites. Here the apsara holds a lotus bud in her hair.
The tall ushnisha on her hard symboling her divinity. Enlighten your modern interior with this stunning antique style khmer apsara from hd asian art that with traditional design is sure to add an exotic touch to your modern interior. Styled after artistic techniques prevalent in the time of the powerful khmer empire of south east asia.
This traditional in appearance piece is sure to add a unique touch to your home, office or sacred space. One of the most recognisable of the asian deities this representation of the apsara is sure to enlighten your home with endlessly timeless style.
This item is made of bronze and metal.