The stone carvers of Artisans Angkor mainly use sandstone from Banteay Meanchey province in Cambodia (border with Thailand) to produce by hand their stone sculptures. The statues that you can see in this category were inspired by the characters and symbols of the Angkorian rich culture. The variation of the color of the sandstone from grayish pink to gray is due to the diversity of stone blocks that were used for carving. Some of these representations are available in bigger size in the Stone ‘Prestige collection.’ Also, these statues also exist in various models and sizes in the wood and polychrome categories.
This statue made of sandstone depicts the Enlightened one seated on the coils of Mucilinda, the seven-headed king of the Naga (cobra-like snake) It was inspired by an image in the Bayon style dating from XIIth-XIIIth centuries. Dimensions: W. 16cm x H. 33cm x L. 10cm
This charming little statue (Dimensions: W. 18cms x H. 20.5cms x L. 11.5cms) has been hand carved in sandstone by one of our artisans, and represents Jayavarman VII, one of the earliest Buddhist kings of the Khmer empire. Here Jayavarman VII is seen in the classic lotus posture of...
This piece portrays the figure of the Great Mother kneeling in prayer. However, here we see the hermaphrodite version, neither male nor female, but encompassing all beings. Exists in two sizes (sold separately): small and medium. SMALL dimensions are W. 8cm x H. 21cm x L. 9cm. MEDIUM dimensions are W. 18cm x H. 40cm x L. 18cm
This small sandstone statue is a tribute to the goddess of good fortune, Laksmy. This particular piece is inspired by a statue in the Khum an Khum created in Samlan, Kampot in the late 11th century. The original statue now resides in the National Museum of Phnom Penh. Our sandstone replica stands at 20cm high, 6.75cm wide and 5cm long.
This piece made in sandstone is called a ‘Linga and Yuni’, or ‘lingayoni’. It is one of the representations of god Shiva and his wife Parvati, which symbolizes the duality that merges into unity. Dimensions: W. 9cm x H. 14cm x L. 12cm
The Stone Ganesha hand carved in sandstone is a medium sized statue that represents the Hindu deity called Lord Ganesha, which has human form and the head of an elephant. Its dimensions are W. 14.5cm x H. 17cm x L. 9.5cm.