Torso of a Male Divinity
On View: Asian Galleries, North, 2nd floor (Japan)
The ancient kings of Cambodia were considered earthly manifestations of either Hindu or Buddhist deities, so icons enshrined in temples represented both god and king. Without its head or hands, the identity of this torso remains unclear, but the way that its wrapped skirt follows the contours of the waist indicates that it was carved under the patronage of Udayadityavarman II (reigned 1050–66), who was associated with the Hindu god Shiva.
30 1/2 × 12 1/4 × 5 3/4 in., 110 lb. (77.5 × 31.1 × 14.6 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Georgia and Michael de Havenon
Prior to 1985, provenance not yet documented; before 1985, acquired by Spinks, London, United Kingdom; circa 1985, purchased from Spinks by Georgia and Michael de Havenon of New York, NY; 1996, gift of Georgia and Michael de Havenon to the Brooklyn Museum.
Torso of a Male Divinity, 1010-1080. Gray sandstone, 30 1/2 × 12 1/4 × 5 3/4 in., 110 lb. (77.5 × 31.1 × 14.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Georgia and Michael de Havenon, 1996.210.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1996.210.1_PS11.jpg)
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