1. Ritual Conch Khmer
H. 11 cm, W. 25 cm (H. 4.3", W. 10")
Bronze Conch Angkor Wat Style With Green Patina
Rituals have always been an important part of every day life in Cambodia. The Conch was used in temples and other areas where a ceremony occurred. They were a vessel to pour holy water or used to make the sound OM. The image, imitates the shell of a water mollusk. This particular Bronze Conch with green patina rests on a conical stand adorned with lotus leaf motif. It is supported by Three Nagas (serpents). On top of the Conch is a sculpted design of the deity Hevajra dancing on a corpse.
Detail: alternate view