Antique Khmer Style Bronze Standing Bayon Vishnu Statue - Protector - 130cm/52"
Antique Khmer Style Bronze Standing Bayon Vishnu Statue - Protector - 130cm/52"
Antique Khmer Style Bronze Standing Bayon Vishnu Statue - Protector - 130cm/52"
Antique Khmer Style Bronze Standing Bayon Vishnu Statue - Protector - 130cm/52"
Antique Khmer Style Bronze Standing Bayon Vishnu Statue - Protector - 130cm/52"
Antique Khmer Style Bronze Standing Bayon Vishnu Statue - Protector - 130cm/52"
Antique Khmer Style Bronze Standing Bayon Vishnu Statue - Protector - 130cm/52"
Antique Khmer Style Bronze Standing Bayon Vishnu Statue - Protector - 130cm/52"
Antique Khmer Style Bronze Standing Bayon Vishnu Statue - Protector - 130cm/52"
Antique Khmer Style Bronze Standing Bayon Vishnu Statue - Protector - 130cm/52"
Antique Khmer Style Bronze Standing Bayon Vishnu Statue - Protector - 130cm/52"
Antique Khmer Style Bronze Standing Bayon Vishnu Statue - Protector - 130cm/52"
Antique Khmer Style Bronze Standing Bayon Vishnu Statue - Protector - 130cm/52"
Antique Khmer Style Bronze Standing Bayon Vishnu Statue - Protector - 130cm/52"
Antique Khmer Style Bronze Standing Bayon Vishnu Statue - Protector - 130cm/52"
Antique Khmer Style Bronze Standing Bayon Vishnu Statue - Protector - 130cm/52"
Antique Khmer Style Bronze Standing Bayon Vishnu Statue - Protector - 130cm/52"
Antique Khmer Style Bronze Standing Bayon Vishnu Statue - Protector - 130cm/52"
Antique Khmer Style Bronze Standing Bayon Vishnu Statue - Protector - 130cm/52"
Antique Khmer Style Bronze Standing Bayon Vishnu Statue - Protector - 130cm/52"
Antique Khmer Style Bronze Standing Bayon Vishnu Statue - Protector - 130cm/52"
Antique Khmer Style Bronze Standing Bayon Vishnu Statue - Protector - 130cm/52"
Antique Khmer Style Bronze Standing Bayon Vishnu Statue - Protector - 130cm/52"
Antique Khmer Style Bronze Standing Bayon Vishnu Statue - Protector - 130cm/52"
Antique Khmer Style Bronze Standing Bayon Vishnu Statue - Protector - 130cm/52"
Antique Khmer Style Bronze Standing Bayon Vishnu Statue - Protector - 130cm/52"
Antique Khmer Style Bronze Standing Bayon Vishnu Statue - Protector - 130cm/52"
Antique Khmer Style Bronze Standing Bayon Vishnu Statue - Protector - 130cm/52"
Antique Khmer Style Bronze Standing Bayon Vishnu Statue - Protector - 130cm/52"
Antique Khmer Style Bronze Standing Bayon Vishnu Statue - Protector - 130cm/52"
Antique Khmer Style Bronze Standing Bayon Vishnu Statue - Protector - 130cm/52"
Antique Khmer Style Bronze Standing Bayon Vishnu Statue - Protector - 130cm/52"
Antique Khmer Style Bronze Standing Bayon Vishnu Statue - Protector - 130cm/52"
Antique Khmer Style Bronze Standing Bayon Vishnu Statue - Protector - 130cm/52"

Antique Khmer Style Bronze Standing Bayon Vishnu Statue - Protector - 130cm/52"

Material: Bronze

Origin: Cambodia

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  • Antique Khmer Style Bronze Standing Vishnu Statue - Protector - 130cm/52"

    Measurements - Height 130cm/52"

    An antique 13th century Bayon style bronze standing Vishnu sculpture, from HD Asian Art. Vishnu is both world protector and preserver, restorer of moral order - he is all-powerful and all-pervasive by nature.

    The Bayon period, particularly during the reign of King Jayavarman VII (1181-1218 CE), represents a fascinating epoch in Khmer history. This era is renowned for its syncretism, where Hindu and Buddhist elements coexisted and intermingled in religious and cultural practices.

    Vishnu, one of the principal deities in Hinduism, played a significant role during this period, reflecting the continuity and adaptation of religious traditions within the Khmer Empire.

    The Bayon period exemplifies the blending of Hinduism and Buddhism. This syncretism was not merely a peaceful coexistence but a complex interweaving where Hindu deities like Vishnu were incorporated into Buddhist contexts and iconography.

    In the Bayon period, Vishnu was often revered as a protective deity. His attributes, such as his role in preserving and maintaining cosmic order (dharma), resonated with Buddhist values of maintaining harmony and balance.

    Here, Vishnu is stood in sambhanga on a simple square pedestal. 

    Vishnu is clad in a short sampot with fishtail pleat and jewelled sash, in the Bayon style. The face with wide features is surmounted by a cylindrical headdress. Here Vishnu, as the protector and preserver, is holding a chakra discus and conch shell. He also holds in his lower left hand his gada or mace symbolising his mental and physical strength. 

    His softly contoured face with indigenous characteristic has a serene downcast expression, with heavy-lidded eyes, arched eyebrows carved in relief meet in the middle above a well-shaped broad nose, and wide lips with an insipid smile are framed by a second incised line.

    The head is surmounted by a large ushnisha, enhanced by a cylindrical-shaped 'Chignon' style topknot, in the Bayon style.

    The importance of Vishnu in the Bayon period of Khmer Buddhism underscores the remarkable syncretism that characterized this era. Despite the predominance of Mahayana Buddhism under King Jayavarman VII, Vishnu retained a significant presence, reflecting the inclusive and adaptive nature of Khmer religious practices.

    His role as a protective deity, symbol of kingship, and cultural icon highlights the deep interweaving of Hindu and Buddhist traditions, contributing to the rich spiritual and cultural heritage of Cambodia.

    Understanding this historical synthesis offers valuable insights into the resilience and continuity of religious practices, enriching our appreciation of Cambodia’s profound cultural legacy.

    This traditional in appearance piece is sure to add a unique touch to any room of your home or workplace.

    Along with shipping, with DHL, this beautiful Vishnu will also be wood crated to aid with safe shipping. This isn additional cost for wood crating, packing and shipping. 

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