Ancient statue found in Siem Reap

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Statue found in Preah Ko. Source: Apsara Authority / Khmer Times 20190710
Statue found in Preah Ko. Source: Apsara Authority / Khmer Times 20190710
Statue found in Preah Ko. Source: Apsara Authority / Khmer Times 20190710

via Khmer Times, 10 July 2019: Incomplete statue, probably of Vishnu, found in the grounds of the Preah Ko temple.

An incomplete piece of a statue measuring over one metre, thought to be an ancient remain, was found in the northeastern corner of Preah Ko temple in Siem Reap province’s Ov Lork village on Monday.

Ly Vanna, director of the Department of Conservation of Monuments and Preventative Archaeology with the Apsara Authority, said the statue was incomplete, noting that only the body was found, while the head, both hands and feet were missing.

“The statue is made of sandstone, and there are carvings that depict a short skirt with fishtail patterns that sits above the knee, along with a belt,” he said. “The kind of clothing is similar to that of Vishnu of Preah Ko style, as a Vishnu statue is currently displayed in the National Museum in Phnom Penh.”

Source: Ancient statue found in Siem Reap – Khmer Times