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Post Khmer Standing Buddha

Post Khmer Standing Buddha

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Sculpture: Pre 1920: Item # 1010915

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Quirky Khmer style standing Buddha. I bought this in Phnom Penh about 7 years ago although not an authentic of the period piece it does have some age, circa late 19th to early 20th CE. The head broke off revealing a ceramic core and the most of the robe on the left side is missing. There is some mystery to this piece in that I don’t know if it was cast as a proper votive image to be venerated or old copy or souvenir to be flogged to the French colonial residents. Modern Khmer copies are usually treated with acid bathes to achieve a crusty verdigris patina often without a ceramic core and are quite heavy. To be honest this piece is not sophisticated enough to be modern copy. H: 13.5cm.