Preah Khan temple, Siem Reap province
Angkorian period, Bayon style, Late 12th – early 13th century
Sandstone C.A.ក. 024, N.194, 3857
According to Phimeanakas inscription, this pious kneeling female statue who has Amitabha on her chignon is thought to be the image of Queen Jayarajadevi, the first and beloved consort of King Jayavarman VII, in the guise of the Buddhist deity Prajnaparamita, the representation of transcendent wisdom. This statue shows an awesome carving of a frail woman believed to have undergone severe austerities while praying for the safe and successful return of King Jayavarman VII, her husband, from Champa.
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