Impressive head of a Buddha figure - Khmer - Bayon period 1180-1230




Christian Eduard Franke-Landwers Christoph Freiherr von Seckendorff


Finely hewn and polished, beige sandstone.

The implied smile on the face of the deity stands for the highest and noblest form of a Buddha’ laughing and can certainly be brought into accordance with the state of enlightenment. The flamed tip on his hair is also a symbol of his spiritual nature and enlightenment. The lowered gaze under the finely drawn brow line indicates his deep spirituality and inner calm.

Provenance: German private collection, acquired in 1996 from Venzke art trade, Berlin.

Height 34 cm.



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