A grey sandstone torso of a female divinity Khmer art, Baphuon style, circa 11th Century | 高棉藝術 約十一世紀 巴普昂式砂岩雕女神立像殘件
Property from a private European collection | 歐洲私人收藏
Property from a private European collection
A grey sandstone torso of a female divinity
Khmer art, Baphuon style, circa 11th Century
the elegant female torso modeled with a long pleated flared sampot, knotted at the waist and secured with a fishtail knot
47 cm, 18½ in.
Torse féminin en grès, Cambodge, Art Khmer, style du Baphuon, circa XIE siècle
高棉藝術 約十一世紀 巴普昂式砂岩雕女神立像殘件
47 公分， 18½英寸
The torso is in overall good original condition with no apparent break or restoration and only the original breaks or original chips as visible on the photos. The details are beautifully carved, especially the plaited sampot and knots.
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Galerie Interférences, Luxembourg, 1989.
A letter of appreciation by Gaston Vogel, dated 24th October 1989, accompanies this lot.
L'Arts Asiatique dans les collections Luxembourgeoises, Luxembourg Museum, 20th november 1989 - 12th February 1990.
《L'Arts Asiatique dans les collections Luxembourgeoise》展，盧森堡博物館，1989年11月20日至1990年2月12日
In the letter to his friend in appreciation of his recent acquisition of the present torso at the galerie Interférences in 1989, Gaston Vogel writes that it is 'the most exquisite that I ever encountered. It is more beautiful that the one recently exhibited in Cologne and comes from a famous Belgium collection which has been recently sold, about a year ago.'
Compare a Khmer gray sandstone torso of a divinity, Baphuon style, 11th Century, sold in our New York rooms, 15th February 2005, lot 632, from the collections of the Kennedy family homes.
1989年，Gaston Vogel於galerie Interférences購得本像後致函予友人：「我曾遇過之物，以此最為精緻。它比近期在科隆展、一年前易手的著名比利時收藏作例更為美好。」比較一例，十一世紀高棉藝術巴普昂式砂岩女神立像殘件，售於紐約蘇富比2005年2月15日，編號632，出自甘乃迪家族大宅收藏。