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Khmer Bronze Figure of Prajnaparamita with Eleven Faces



The embodiment of transcendental wisdom, Prajnaparamita is often referred to as the mother of all Buddhas. In this extremely rare tantric form, she is portrayed seated in the half lotus position. Her eleven faces are arranged in two tiers (seven on the first, with an additional four above), all surmounted by a rising conical chignon. Each face has an associated pair of arms which radiate outwards, each hand holding a discreet attribute. Careful attention has been paid to her clothing and jewelry. She wears a heavily pleated sampot with a cross hatch pattern, elegantly turned down at the waist and tied with an ornate belt featuring pendants shaped like mango leaves. Each face is adorned with lotus bud pendant earrings and crowned with a diadem. A pectoral graces her naked torso, resting gently between her breasts. This statues features an overall milky green patina. For a similar example, see the one in the National Museum of Cambodia, and illustrated in the book "Sculpture of Angkor and Ancient Cambodia, Millenium of Glory" (no. 104).


  • Dimensions
    Height: 8.25 in. (20.96 cm)Width: 9 in. (22.86 cm)Depth: 4 in. (10.16 cm)
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  • Date of Manufacture
    Late 12th Century
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    Austin, TX
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    1stDibs: U110126894794

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Founded in 2001, Lotus Gallery offers a carefully curated selection of furniture, jewelry, sculpture and works of art spanning millennia, continents and cultures. Although it seeks out beauty in all its forms, they specialize in Asian antiquities, especially Chinese pieces from the Han and Tang dynasties and chinoiserie. Based in Austi...

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