Stone Arm of Vishnu – Khmer


The Hindu god Vishnu is the preserver and protector of the universe and when depicted in human form he always has four arms. His hands carry objects representing his responsibilities. The conch shell in this carving represents the primeval sound of creation “Om”.

19″ tall (including stand) 10.5″ wide 3.5″ deep, sandstone on a contemporary metal stand, Cambodia (Khmer) 13th century