A rare Khmer sandstone inscribed stele with figure of Buddha, Baphuon period, 11th century
Lot 58
A rare Khmer sandstone inscribed stele Cambodia, Baphuon Period, 11th century
Sold for £10,800 (US$ 18,152) inc. premium
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A rare Khmer sandstone inscribed stele
Cambodia, Baphuon Period, 11th century
The rectangular panel with lobed top and tapering base supporting two carved figures of kneeling deities, one holding a vase, and both wearing pleated sampots, the panel carved to both sides with inscriptions in Khmer script, stand. 77.5cm (30.5in) high. (2).

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  • Provenance: a European private collection, purchased in the early 1980s, by repute.

    Khmer steles, such as the present example, were carved to commemorate a religious foundation and were inscribed in both Sanskrit and Khmer, which coexisted until the 13th century, after which Sanskrit was no longer used.
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