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 20 Mar 2013 Sculpture
Head of Krishna(?)
Si Thep style, 7th century
Thailand (Phetchabun Province)
Stone
H. 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm)

Although this head is closely related to Pre-Angkor sculpture, the facial features show close affinities with the emerging Mon-Dvaravati style of Thailand. Typical of the production of... Read More
 20 Mar 2013 Sculpture
Linga with One Face of Shiva (Ekamukhalinga)
Mon-Dvaravati period, 7th–early 8th century
Thailand (Phetchabun Province, Si Thep)
Stone
H. 55 1/8 in. (140 cm)

Kings established monumental lingas throughout Thailand in the seventh and eighth centuries. Clearly Shaivism was important to the... Read More
 20 Mar 2013 Sculpture
Essay:
The Mon-Dvaravati Tradition of Early North-Central Thailand
By Kurt Behrendt
Department of Asian Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Between the seventh and ninth centuries, multiple competing kingdoms emerged in central Thailand and it is at this time that the earliest Buddhist and ... Read More
 20 Mar 2013 Sculpture
Standing Hari-Hara
Pre-Angkor period, Prasat Andet style
Late 7th–early 8th century
Cambodia or Vietnam

Stone
35 1/2 x 13 3/8 in. (90.2 x 34 cm)

The veneration of a composite of Vishnu (Hari) and Shiva (Hara) was popular in the Mekong Delta area in the seventh and eighth centuries. Sh... Read More