Impressive Pair of Mounted Bronze Palaquin Fittings, Khmer 10th century

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 Khmer Empire (Angkor culture), ca. 10th to 12th century CE. A wonderful pair of bronze palanquin fittings cast via the lost wax technique. Two cylindrical handles with curved profiles, openwork attachment slots on the bottom, and petaloid top projections surmounted with petite diamond-shaped symbols.Each component is enveloped in thick layers of green patina that give them a distinguished presentation. 

The technical skill and artistry of Khmer bronze-smiths is evident in these examples based on the remaining ornate decorations despite heavy use.

Provenance: private southern California, USA collection, acquired before 1980

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8” tall x 3” deep x 18” wide

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