A VIU FROM THE RIJKSMUSEUM – TAASA Review December 2017
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This article was originally found in the December 2017 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 26, Issue 4, Page 18).
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Marnie Feneley T he Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is home to an unusual Khmer sculpture, described by George Coedès 1949 in a little known article.
The only remnant of the sculpture is the head, 32cm high and 25cm wide, which is inclined slightly to the right.
Coedès reasoned that this tilt of the head and a rough patch in the sandstone surface behind the right ear indicated that the head was originally supported by a hand, since detached...