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This masterpiece portrays the head of Jayavarman VII. It is inspired by a piece from Angkor Thom, Bayon period (late XIIth, early XIIIth century) and which is now located at the National Museum of Phnom Penh.
Dimensions: W. 30cm x H. 53cm x L. 35cm
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This statue portrays King Jayavarman VII (XIIth-XIIIth centuries) at a mature age, meditating in utmost humility yet radiating charismatic power. His reign was characterized by the idea of the union of the divine self. In other words, each individual was identified with the incarnation of his favorite divinity during life and after death. As an example, the King considered his mother as the goddess Pranhaparamita, also known as the ‘Perfection of Wisdom’, and he identified himself with the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, “the Lord of compassion”.
The delicacy of this thoroughly hand carved sculpture of Jayavarman VII expresses royal grandeur, sense of devotion and spiritual serenity.
This sandstone sculpture can be displayed outside but it cannot be exposed to long-lasting frost. You can clean this piece with clear water but you should avoid contact with oil products to prevent grease stains.
This Head of Jayavarman VII also exists in smaller sizes, in sandstone, in wood, and in polychrome.