A Banteai Kdei Garuda Finial Cambodia, 12th Century
Lot 187* W
A monumental Banteai Kdei grey sandstone Finial in the form of Garuda Angkor, Cambodia, late 12th Century(2)
£7,000 - 9,000
US$ 11,000 - 14,000

Lot Details
A monumental Banteai Kdei grey sandstone Finial in the form of Garuda
Angkor, Cambodia, late 12th Century
of pointed form, carved in the round, the front with winged bird-headed deity sitting astride a multi-headed naga, with three further pairs of naga heads on either side, the reverse with upturned tail, mounted on stand
104 cm. high(2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Formerly in the collection of the late Greg A. Fish until 1985 when it was acquired by the present owner.

    Banteai Kdei was one of the major projects undertaken during the nearly forty year reign of Jayavarman VII (1181-1219). For a 19th century drawing of an almost identical Garuda from Banteai Kdei see Madeleine Giteau, Khmer Sculpture, London, p. 175.
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