This impressive sculpture is of the Cambodian king Jayavarman VII. He was a Mahayana Buddhist king of the Khmer Empire in the 12th Century. He was also known as the builder king as he was the creator of the famous Bayon temple at Ankor Wat.
The head is the only part of the sculpture to survive the centuries. However the proportions tell us that the original height with the body was about nine feet. This means unlike most artworks it suits being placed high up. I.e. on top of a bookcase or cupboard. Jayavarman can then look down on you with his peaceful and calming presence.
A home needs display pieces and decorative ornaments because they show ones personality. They are what make a house a home. Jayavarman’s head is portrayed as if in a trance. With eyes closed as if in meditation, the face of the king is incredibly calm and serene. The skill of the original carver is clear to see in the proportions of the head. Our version is hand cast in resin and mounted on a matt black ‘museum style base.’
This Jayavarman VII – Cambodian sculpture looks gorgeous on one of our console tables, on top of a cupboard or a placed in niche.