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Head of an Ascetic


Creation date: 1000-1100
Creation place: Cambodia

Other Information

Type: Stone Sculpture
Medium and Support: Stone
Credit Line: Bequest of Earle W. Grant
Accession Number: 1972.99
Dimensions: 10 1/2 in. x 6 in. x 5 3/8 in. (26.67 cm x 15.24 cm x 13.65 cm)
Currently on view

Provenance

Gump's, San Francisco, California ( - )

Label Copy

04/14/2017 Diana Chou
The rows of matted locks arranged in a tall topknot, together with the beard, identify this head as that of a follower of the Hindu god Shiva. Hinduism reached Cambodia in the first century AD, and Shiva was the primary god under the Angkor kings (802–ca. 1431).
Last Updated: 3/9/2021

Exhibition

This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Temple Palace and Mosque Rotations San Diego Museum of Art , 8/16/2010 - 00/00/00

Arts of South and Southeast Asia 2nd to 16th Century , 6/16/2014 - 12/14/2014

Arts of South and Southeast Asia 2nd - 6th century The San Diego Museum of Art , 12/20/2014 - 00/00/00

Arts of South and Southeast Asia The San Diego Museum of Art , 1/20/2017 - 00/00/00

Bibliography

This object has the following bibliographic references:

Grant-Munger Collection: San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, May 1970
Page Number: 80, Figure Number: 150

Grant-Munger Collection: San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, May 1970
Page Number: 118-119, no. 150


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