6th Century Statue Found In Battambang Ditch

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Source: Kohsantapheao, 20191026

via Cambodia News English, 26 October 2019: Link to an article in Khmer is included below.

Battambang: A statue, reported to be around 1,500 years old was found in canal water in Dammong 1 commune, Sangke district, and was handed over to the police on the afternoon of October 25.

Police say the rare statue was found by a 21-year-old man and his friend in a ditch near the train tracks on October 24.

Di Keo, deputy director of the Heritage Office, who inspected the statue, was quoted as saying the statue was of “Vishnu or a goddess” with four arms and was 1.4 meters in height.

Authorities quoted the official as saying that this rare statue was made of sandstone in the 6th century and is more than 1,500 years old.

Source: 6th Century Statue Found In Battambang Ditch ⋆ Cambodia News English

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Categories: Cambodia Sculpture