Thailand (Phetchabun Province, Si Thep)
Stone; H. 55 1/8 in. (140 cm)
Gift of The Kronos Collections, 1994 (1994.510)
Kings established monumental lingas throughout Thailand in the seventh and eighth centuries. Clearly Shaivism was important to these rulers, though the construction of such moments probably also helped them to legitimize their claims to power over newly conquered territories.