Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Standing Hari–Hara, Pre–Angkor period, Prasat Andet style, late 7th–early 8th century
    Cambodia or Vietnam
    Stone; 35 1/2 x 13 3/8 in. (90.2 x 34 cm)
    Purchase, Laurance S. Rockefeller Gift and Anonymous Gift, 1977 (1977.241)

    The veneration of a composite of Vishnu (Hari) and Shiva (Hara) was popular in the Mekong Delta area in the seventh and eighth centuries. Shiva, with his vertical third eye and piled matted hair, is on the right, while the left side is Vishnu, identified by his tall miter. Such Hari-Hara images are known from India, but this form was more popular in Southeast Asia. Like other Pre-Angkor sculptures, the surface was originally highly polished, sections of which are still visible at the back.

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  • Standing Hari-Hara, Pre-Angkor period, Prasat Andet style, late 7th–early 8th century
    Cambodia or Vietnam
    Stone; 35 1/2 x 13 3/8 in. (90.2 x 34 cm)
    Purchase, Laurance S. Rockefeller Gift and Anonymous Gift, 1977 (1977.241)

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