The Jack Daulton Collection
Antique & Ethnographic Art

Head of a Divinity, 

Khmer, 12th cent.


Head of a Divinity  with Cylindrical Hairstyle (jatamakuta) 


height 7 3/8 in. (with wooden socle 12 3/8 in.)

Khmer Civilization (Cambodia, Thailand, Laos)

12th century


The Brake-Lau-Eckermann Collection of South East Asian Art, until 1990.  

Christie's, Melbourne, Australia, September 3, 1990, at which sale acquired by the present owner, Jack Daulton

Brian Brake (1927-1988) was a celebrated New Zealand photographer and filmmaker (see Wikipedia); with his life partner Wai-Man Lau and Australian/Hong Kong architect Frank Eckermann, Brake assembled a large and impressive collection of Southeast Asian art (including this Khmer stone head), which was dispersed after his death.  An expert on Southeast Asian art, Brake did the photography for the widely circulated book, The House on the Klong (1968), about the legendary Jim Thompson's home and art collection in Bangkok, among other books about Southeast Asian art.


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