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Country Group:South and Southeast Asia (Thailand, Burma, Laos, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Vietnam)
Item id: 700

Remarkable, very large Cambodian Bronze Buddha. It is an emulation of the classic Angkor Wat style done in a fantastic folk style, with nice sculpting, good detail, and a wonderful patina. While it is not a period piece, it is still quite early. It is hard to date precisely, and could be as early as 15thC and as late as 18thC. It was bought at auction many years ago. It was de-accessioned from a US museum, and still has museum number painted on the back of the bronze which indicate that the museum obtained it in 1969. I put a 5.5 inch Hindu standing bronze figure to give a sense of his great size, as his dimensions do not fully convey his great mass, as he has almost no base and a fairly short finial. Also, he is extremely wide. Some casting flaws (especially in the lap where you can see through), but no damage or losses. Fantastic condition, and a superb patina. A bit under 12 inches tall, 10.5 inches wide at the knees, and 5.5 inches deep not including the modern wooden base. The best thing about him is the serene and loving face.

Availability : Sold

Country: Cambodia

Material: Bronze

Dating: 15th Century - 18th Century

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