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Vishvakarma

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Vishnu, first half of the 9th century. Central Cambodia. Lent by Musée National des Arts Asiatiques–Guimet, Paris (MG18860) | A series of single-cell brick sanctuary temples on Phnom Kulen built during the reign of Khmer king Jayavarman II are associated with a small corpus of important sculptures, including this Vishnu. Stylistically, it marks the moment of transition from the pre-Angkorian world to the beginnings of the Angkorian period. #LostKingdoms

Vishnu, first half of the 9th century. Central Cambodia. Lent by Musée National des Arts Asiatiques–Guimet, Paris (MG18860) | A series of single-cell brick sanctuary temples on Phnom Kulen built during the reign of Khmer king Jayavarman II are associated with a small corpus of important sculptures, including this Vishnu. Stylistically, it marks the moment of transition from the pre-Angkorian world to the beginnings of the Angkorian period. #LostKingdoms

Brahma, 6th–7th century. Southern Vietnam. Lent by An Giang Province Museum, Long Xuyen, Vietnam | Brahma was rarely represented in Southeast Asia before the ninth century, when he assumed an established place in the Angkorian repertoire of deities. This example from the Mekong Delta signals an early interest in venerating the Brahmanical creator god in Funan territory. #LostKingdoms

Brahma, 6th–7th century. Southern Vietnam. Lent by An Giang Province Museum, Long Xuyen, Vietnam | Brahma was rarely represented in Southeast Asia before the ninth century, when he assumed an established place in the Angkorian repertoire of deities. This example from the Mekong Delta signals an early interest in venerating the Brahmanical creator god in Funan territory. #LostKingdoms

Illavrita-varsha: At the bottom of Mount Meru is Illavrita-varsha, one of the residences of Lord Shiva. The scorching rays of the Sun do not reach here, and thus it remains always very cool and pleasant and surrounded by lush greenery. Naturally, the inhabitants of Illavrita-varsha are always very blissful and content.

Illavrita-varsha: At the bottom of Mount Meru is Illavrita-varsha, one of the residences of Lord Shiva. The scorching rays of the Sun do not reach here, and thus it remains always very cool and pleasant and surrounded by lush greenery. Naturally, the inhabitants of Illavrita-varsha are always very blissful and content.

Standing Brahma - Period: Angkor period Date: ca. first quarter of the 10th century Culture: Cambodia Medium: Stone

Standing Brahma - Period: Angkor period Date: ca. first quarter of the 10th century Culture: Cambodia Medium: Stone

Standing four-armed Vishnu, Pre-Angkor period, ca. second half of 7th century. Vietnam (Mekong Delta area). Stone. H. 41 in. (104.1 cm). http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/1992.53

Standing four-armed Vishnu, Pre-Angkor period, ca. second half of 7th century. Vietnam (Mekong Delta area). Stone. H. 41 in. (104.1 cm). http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/1992.53

10th C. 4 headed Hindu deity. Perhaps Brahma, the Hindu god of creation. Yet, the 3rd eye and the earrings on the central face are standard attributes of Shiva. Some propose this Sadashiva who was worshiped in the Chola period in South India. Shiva, traditionally god of destruction, is In some Hindu scripture also associated with the energy of life, and like Brahma represent creation. Tamil Nadu, India. Granite; H. 58 in.

10th C. 4 headed Hindu deity. Perhaps Brahma, the Hindu god of creation. Yet, the 3rd eye and the earrings on the central face are standard attributes of Shiva. Some propose this Sadashiva who was worshiped in the Chola period in South India. Shiva, traditionally god of destruction, is In some Hindu scripture also associated with the energy of life, and like Brahma represent creation. Tamil Nadu, India. Granite; H. 58 in.

Head of Harihara. Early 7th century. Southern Cambodia. Sandstone.   http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/view?exhibitionId=%7b9A312299-72C2-49CD-9AFC-DE56BDFCF6BD%7d&oid=77665&pg=4&rpp=20&pos=77&ft=*

Head of Harihara. Early 7th century. Southern Cambodia. Sandstone. http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/view?exhibitionId=%7b9A312299-72C2-49CD-9AFC-DE56BDFCF6BD%7d&oid=77665&pg=4&rpp=20&pos=77&ft=*

Indian Painting Styles...Kalamkari Paintings (Andhra Pradesh)-saraswati-goddess-music-knowledge-bt98_l.jpg

Indian Painting Styles...Kalamkari Paintings (Andhra Pradesh)-saraswati-goddess-music-knowledge-bt98_l.jpg

Brahma: Front & Back.  Is the 4th head credible

Brahma: Front & Back. Is the 4th head credible

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