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Khmer Sculpture

"Khmer Sculpture"

Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 11  May 31, 2016 (Tue) - May 7, 2017 (Sun)

  
Standing Lokesvara, Angkor period, 12th-13th century (Acquired through exchange with l'École française d'Extrême-Orient)

This section introduces sculptures from Khmer, with a focus on stone statues from the Angkor period (9th-13th century). The Tokyo National Museum collection of Khmer sculptures, which are distinguished in both quality and quantity, was acquired in 1944 through an exchange project with the research institute l'École francaise d'Extrême-Orient.

Current exhibit includes:
Garuda Riding on Naga (Snake deity), Angkor period, 12th-13th century (Acquired through exchange with l'École française d'Extrême-Orient)
Standing Vishnu, Angkor period, 12th century (Acquired through exchange with l'École française d'Extrême-Orient)
Buddha Seated on Naga (Snake deity), Angkor period, 12th century (Acquired through exchange with l'École française d'Extrême-Orient)
Standing Lokesvara, Angkor period, 12th-13th century (Acquired through exchange with l'École française d'Extrême-Orient)
Lintel, Angkor period, 10th century (Acquired through exchange with l'École française d'Extrême-Orient)