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Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220 CE)
43 by 33 by 27 cm.
This architectural frieze was a part of a tomb portal. The head of the stag with huge antlers is a symbol of immortality. On the frieze’ surface are marked the shapes of three ducks (symbols of fidelity) and geometrical and floral motifs.
Khmer Art, Cambodia
School of Baphuon
H. 56 cm
Inserted into a portal of a temple, this relief shows a guardian’s figure dressed with his classical sampot of Baphuon style. He holds s trident-shaped lance, symbol of Shiva. A number -or a character- is carved on his right hand.