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BZ016 KHMER MOULD FOR BUDDHIST VOTIVE TABLETS
Angkor period, Bayon period 13th Century
KHMER MOULD FOR BUDDHIST VOTIVE TABLETS
Provenance: found at Ta Praya, Sakaew Province
Angkor period, Style of Bayon,
12th - 13th century
Bronze
Height 7.20 cm, Width 5.90 cm,

Description: This mould presents the 'triad Mahayana', the seated Buddha which is protected by the heads of Naga; Avalokiteshvara stands to his right and Prajnaparamita ('Perfection of Wisdom'; the feminine form of the Bodhisattva) stand at his left side. It is associated with the Mahayana Buddhism.
Referrence:
Bunker, Emma C. & Latchford, Douglas. "Khmer Gold - Gift for the Gods." Chicago (USA): Art Media Resources, 2008, pp 82 "Buddhist Triad".
Rooney, Dawn F. "Khmer Ceramics - Beauty and Meaning." Bangkok: ARiver Books, 2010, pp 135-137 "Mould for votive tablet".



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