Bronze Ritual Conch, Khmer (Withdrawn/Reserved)

An elegant ritual conch with an attractive deep-green patina, decorated with scalloped motifs and lotus petals.
Conches of this type were made either as vessels for pouring holy water (lustration) or as sacred musical instruments.

For two related conches, see cats. no. 154a and 154b in Emma Bunker and Douglas Latchford, Adoration and Glory: The Golden Age of Khmer Art, Chicago: Art Media Resources, 2004.

BRONZE RITUAL CONCH

Temporarily Withdrawn/Reserved

  • Cambodia, Khmer
  • Angkor period, Bayon style
  • Late 12th - early 13th century
  • Bronze
  • L. 19 cm
  • Provenance :

• From the Estate of a private English collector. Acquired in the 1970’s.

• Jonathan Tucker & Antonia Tozer, 2019, acquired from the above

Photo credit : Studio Asselberghs – Frédéric Dehaen

For two related conches, see cats. no. 154a and 154b in Emma Bunker and Douglas Latchford, Adoration and Glory: The Golden Age of Khmer Art, Chicago: Art Media Resources, 2004.