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Title

Male torso


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

The male torso is of the Angkor period, a time seen as the 'classical age' of Khmer art. Sculpture during this period was elegant and regal, conforming to strict iconographical principles. This sculpture, which has an attractive 'sampot' (the traditional Khmer garment worn around the waist and knotted at the front) held by a belt, also has a decorative tie at the back. Although not a very large piece, it is a good example of the fluent and expressive drapery designs created during this period. Into the 12th century more stylisation of the drapery was to occur as the Angkor Vat style was adopted.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, 2005.


Details


Place where the work was made

Cambodia


Cultural origin

Khmer, Baphuon style


Date

mid 11th century-late 11th century


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

sandstone


Dimensions

46.0 cm including stand


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of James De Siun in honour of his mother, Patricia Laffan De Siun 2005


Location

Not on display


Accession number

161.2005



Place

Where the work was made
Cambodia