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Ritual Conch with Stand

Accession Number
2003/1.387A&B

Title
Ritual Conch with Stand

Artist(s)
Khmer

Artist Nationality
Khmer (general)

Object Creation Date
12th century - 13th century

Medium & Support
bronze with malachite patina

Dimensions
10 1/8 x 5 1/8 x 11 7/16 in. (25.6 x 13 x 29 cm);5 9/16 x 5 1/8 x 5 1/8 in. (14 x 13 x 13 cm);7 1/8 x 4 3/4 x 10 7/8 in. (18 x 12 x 27.5 cm);10 1/8 x 5 1/8 x 11 7/16 in. (25.6 x 13 x 29 cm)

Credit Line
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Subject matter
A bronze ritual conch and stand.

Physical Description
A ritual object for use in royal and religious cermonies, this bronze is cast by the lost wax process in the shape of a conch, with an intricately decorated surface. The tripod stand, which may not be of the same date, is has three coiling serpentine legs that end in stylized naga (serpent) heads with cobra-like fans.

Primary Object Classification
Metalwork

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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