Large, finely cast Cambodian or Thai bronze Shiva- from the 13th century or possibly a few centuries later, as the is something about him reminiscent of the Sukhothai Period in Thailand (which did produce its own Hindu bronzes not unrelated to this). Traces of original gilding remains-you can see it clearly as there are significant amounts on the very top of the hat. Large and striking example. Sits 11.5", which is quite large for this type of bronze- especially in sitting form. With his penetrating gaze, articulated beard, and very distinct look, he is a commanding figure like few others. Holds a conch shell or wish granting jewel or other object in right hand. Height on custom base is 12 5/8 inches, One of the most visually interesting Khmer pieces I have offered. Not inexpensive, but you are unlikely to ever encounter another of this size of this quality in this condition.
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