Tuol Village, Maha Sang Commune, Phnom Sruoch district, Kampong Speu province
Pre-Angkor Period, Sambor Prei Kuk style, 7th century
Sandstone, 142 x 57 x 30 cm, Gallery A
This statue of Vishnu was sculpted in heavy form, frontal, and hierarchy stand with impressive elaboration by showing his four arms, carrying the Chakra (a disc-like weapon), the conch shell, the mace, and the ball. These attributes represent the four fundamental elements of the cosmos: earth, wind, water, and fire.
Remarkably, he wears a high cylindrical miter and a plain long skirt down to the ankle. The skirt has a fine belt with an almond-shaped buckle. The mace and the support under the right hand, together with the skirt’s pleat, support the weight of the statue. And on the upper part, behind the head, there is a short arc for supporting both upper hands.
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