Sculpting the image of a sacred character demands patience, meticulousness and passion. All the heads presented in this category were carefully hand carved in wood by our artisans. Because of the very nature of the trees and changes of seasons, color and veins of the wood may vary from one piece to another, which makes of each one a truly unique sculpture. These heads depict important characters inspired by the Angkorian culture. They are also available in other materials and sizes. If you wish to see them, please have a look at the Stone and Polychrome categories, in the Heads and Prestige collection sub-categories.
This sculpture was totally carved by hand in a piece of wood. It represents an image of one of the greatest rulers of the Angkorian era, King Jayavarman VII (late XIIth, early XIIIth century). The original specimen which inspired this piece can be seen at the National Museum of Phnom Penh. Dimensions: W. 12cm x H. 19cm x L. 14cm
This gorgeous wooden statue of the head of Pranhaparamita represents the human embodiment of perfect wisdom. Pranhaparamita is a Buddhist word that translates specifically to “the perfection of transcendent wisdom” and is one of the primary concepts of Buddhism. Its dimensions are W. 12cms x H. 21.5cms x L. 12cms.
The wooden Head of Female Orant is an inspiring piece which helps to provide a little bit of insight into the culture from which it came. Carved from wood by hand, it has many interesting features which will certainly help to pique the interest of anyone who visits your home. Its dimensions are W. 12cm x H. 22cm x L. 12cm.