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- Previous Owner(s)
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987
This lintel, decorated with vegetal scroll motifs displaying the energy and power of nature's creative forces, would have been placed over the doorway leading into a temple. The motif has its ancestry in South Asian art, appearing in India as early as the second century B.C. Here, small male figures support parts of a thick vine, and in the center two of them hold the stalk of a lotus flower that serves as a throne for a god. Typically, a flamboyant arch would have surmounted the ornate lintel.
- Published References
- Emma Bunker Douglas Latchford. Adoration and Glory: The Golden Age of Khmer Art., 1st Edition. Chicago. p. 235.
- Collection Area(s)
- Southeast Asian Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
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