Head of a Male Divinity, Prei Khmeng Style
The physiognomy of this head is associated with images from Phnom Da, a site where the greatest extant examples of early pre-Angkor sculpture and an inscription dating to the reign of Rudavarman I (514–545) were found. The diminutive figure of a seated meditating Buddha in the headdress may be a later addition. As scholars have noted, the Phnom Da-style heads show strong ethnic characteristics: wide oval face shapes, strongly arched noses, and narrow eyes. During this period in Cambodia, Mahayanist Buddhist monuments were most numerous (as indicated by extant images of Buddha, Lokesvara, Tara, or Prajnaparamita), but Hindu images of the period include a standing Vishnu (now in Phnom Penh, Cambodia), a standing Harihara (now in the Musée Guimet), and the Rama and Balarama in the Phnom Penh National Museum.
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Head of a Male Divinity, Prei Khmeng Style, 540-600 C.E. Gray sandstone, 10 x 5 3/4 x 6 1/2 in. Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Georgia and Michael de Havenon, 1996.210.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1996.210.3_SL1.jpg)
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