Vishnu on the serpent of eternity Khmer art,... - Lot 197 - Digard Auction

Lot 197
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Vishnu on the serpent of eternity Khmer art,... - Lot 197 - Digard Auction
Vishnu on the serpent of eternity Khmer art, circa 12th century Painted and gilded stucco. 39 × 42 cm Interesting relief showing Vishnu reclining on Ananta, on which he falls asleep after the dissolution of the universe. Lakshmi massages his feet. At the end of a period of resorption between two cosmic eras Vishnu, the instigator of creation, emits a golden lotus from his umbilicus. hatch Brahma, who proceeds to create a new universe. universe. This iconography seems to have been very popular during the first half of the twelfth century during the reign of Suryavarman II. Provenance : - Compagnie de la Chine et des Indes (Paris) (Inv.22548 Acquired 1978)
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