Head of a deity with four faces, anonymous, c. 1175 - c. 1250

Head of a deity with four faces, anonymous, c. 1175 - c. 1250

sandstone, h 35.0cm × w 27.0cm × d 25.0cm × w 24.8kg More details

This head, which once had four faces, comes from the large Buddhist temple of Ta Prohm at Angkor. It perhaps represents Prajnaparamita, the Buddhist goddess of wisdom, rather than a male deity or bodhisattva. This is suggested by the female features on the three surviving faces.

On display in Asian pavilion, room 1

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