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Item:153575770139Antique Khmer Style Sandstone Jayavarman VII Head - 13cm/5"Measures – (Height) 13cm/5”An antique Khmer style sandstone sculpture of Jayavarman VII. Lacking any royal or divine attributes, this King Jayavarman VII statue represents a simple, spiritual man. As is traditional, his hair is pulled back and tied in a small bun like chignon. His facial expression is accentuated by semi-closed eyes, a slight smile, large forehead, lips that are neither thin nor thick, and long ear lobes. All of these traits represent the Khmer physiognomy. The king's power as expressed by his facial expression evokes supreme knowledge, compassion and peacefulness. King Jayavarman VII was responsible for the construction of numerous temples in the Angkor region and in other provinces. King Jayavarman VII was further championed as the greatest king of Angkor for liberating and unifying the country. His legacy lives on today as many of the structures remaining today within Angkor Wat were built during his reign. At the center of Angkor Thom is the Bayon Temple, famous for its distinct 50 towers, each bearing the large faces of Bodhisattva Avalokiteshavara on all four sides. These faces are thought to be copied from the actual face of King Jayavarman VII, whose smiles are so gentle that it is often referred to as the Khmer smile. This great king was a devout Buddhist of the Mahayana sect.The carving of this piece is beautiful as you can see in the fine details of the face. Each detail is rendered perfectly. The distinctive patina of the piece is also particularly delightful. This traditional in appearance piece is sure to add serenity to your home, office or sacred space.One of the most recognizable of the Asian deities this representation of the spiritual teacher Buddha is sure to enlighten your home with endlessly timeless style.SATISFACTION GUARANTEE - We have been offering SE Asian Art for many years and are proud of the reputation we have developed for fair and honest listings. However, if for any reason, whatsoever, you are unhappy with your purchase please just let us know and we will provide a full refund. We want you to be 100% happy with your purchase.For more beautiful Asian Art – http://stores.ebay.co.uk/hdasianart/ and our sister store http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/jamesh1066/m.html?nkw=&armrs=1&from=&ipg=&trksid=p3686Happy to ship worldwide. However, we price the cost of international shipping for each order so you only pay the actual cost of posting to your country. Please message for international courier prices to your country.Postage discounts apply for multiple purchases. Please message with any questions.Thanks for your interest.HD Asian ArtSCST306Region of Origin:Southeast Asian, Product:Buddhas, Primary Material:Sandstone, Sub-Type:Buddha Statue
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