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GBP (£) 8,000 - 10,000
EUR (€) 8,860 - 11,080
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Large South East Asian Vishnu Statue

9th-11th century AD

A carved black limestone statue of Vishnu in belted sampot with kirita-mukuta headdress, four arms springing from the shoulders; mounted on a custom-made stand. 30.7 kg total, 1.04m including stand (41"). Fine condition.

Provenance
Property of an East Sussex gentleman; from his private collection formed between 1983 and 1990; formerly in a South East London collection formed in the 1970s; accompanied by a scholarly note TL 5278 by Dr Ronald Bonewitz.
Literature
Cf. similar statue in the National Museum of Cambodia, reference (Vishnu) CNM_Ka.882.