RARE KHMER SANDSTONE, YAKSHA, 10TH CENTURY (KOH KER PERIOD)
- Price: $4,000.00
- Item Category: Antiquities
- Type: Item for Sale
- Date Posted: Dec 06, 2013
RARE KHMER SANDSTONE, YAKSHA, 10TH CENTURY (KOH KER PERIOD) -This imposing "yaksha" figure is defined by bulging eyes and fangs. His wears a pleated "sampot can kpin" that has a drape on the left thigh, and two scarves. The two ends of the first scarf form symmetrical pleats on either side of the central double-fishtail pleat that is formed by the ends of the second scarf, with the upper fishtail longer than the lower fishtail. The piece of the "sampot can Kpin" that passes through the legs tucks under the belt in back ending in a fan-shaped pleat. The "yaksha" has a curvy moustache, stippled beard, and ears with scalloped inner rims. A jeweled body band under the chest, anather band above the navel, two armlets, and circular earrings complete the costume. Khmer images similar to the present figure have been erroneously described as "rakshashas" , malevolent demons who haunt cemeteries and harass people. Instead, the figure here is a "yaksha", one of the attendants of Kubera, not hostile to people although often grotesque in appearance, such as the wonderful tenth-century Khmer yaksha sculpture from Choen Prei. The combination of Bakheng-style dress and Koh Ker-style diadem tie suggest a date toward the end of the first quarter of the tenth century during the early years of the Koh Ker period. Dimension: Height 1.37 m., Width 50 cm. and Weight 250 kg. Condition: Very perfect condition overall (degradation due to its age). Shipping: Port-to-Port (Will ships to Worldwide) Ocean Freight (Within 30 days) Payment: We accept only Paypal. Guarantee: 100% Customer Satisfaction and Autenticity Guaranteed- Our collection are genuine Antiques. For obvious reasons this guarantee does not include the refund of postal and insurance fees. All goods must be returned in exactly the same condition as received. Any items you purchase from us can be returned within 14 days of receipt,if the goods are found not to be described. The item will be shipped directly from Kruth art gallery in Thailand.International buyers are responsible for any customs-related fees and charges assessed by the destination country.