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Varuna

Koh Ker Period
9th Century

Sandstone
Height 32cm Width 15cm

Under ancient verdic traditions, Varuna was ruler of the world beyond and divine law, but later became the god of the oceans in the Khmer pantheon.

The overall condition is truly remarkable, the headdress and the cutting on the garment is of the highest quality.

Private Australian collection 1984

Provenance ; Exhibited in Melbourne Australia “Khmer art from the 6th to late 13th Century” Catalogue item 21 Page 16. November 1998

 

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