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AN UNIQUE FRAGMENT OF AN APSARA BAYON

 

Cambodia
Bayon
13th Century
Sandstone

 

This is a fragmentary relief depicting the head of an Apsara. Typical stylistic characteristics of the period are the distinctive hairstyle with rolls of braided hair bound by cords, and the wide open eyes with unmarked pupils. The mouth has a smiling countenance, the nose is of a compact form, elongated earlobes slightly protruding. This well preserved head is a classic khmer art and is among the very rare examples in collections. The sensitive carving exhibits a beautiful volume, pure lines and finely articulated facial features, enhancing the lively and aristocratic expression. The elegant coiffure comprises superbly carved closely moulded to the rolling contours of the hair.

 

Height: 26" = 66cm-mounted
Width: 18.2" = 46cm

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