K0212 KHMER COLONNETTE
Angkor Period, Angkor Vat 12th Century
Angkor Period, Style of Angkor Vat
Height 78cm, Width 26cm, weight about 150Kg
Price: PRICE ON REQUEST
Description: Colonnettes, destined to carry the lintel, the colonnettes are generally round in section in the primitive art (7th-8th centuries), rectangular in the style of the Kulen (first half of the 9th century), and then octagonal from the beginning of the period of classic art. From the base - sculpted with a small figure set in a niche - to their capital, the shaft is circled with a variable number of moulded rings, separated by clear bands and fringed with decorative leaves. The number and size of the rings increases from the end of the 9th century - when the finest examples are found - until the 13th century, when the clear bands shrink and the leaves, multiply and shrivel until they disappear altogether.
This colonnette has been made cylindrical with a relatively charged ornamentation of beads, lotus-buds, lotus-petals, lotus-blossoms and leaves on the rings.