- Name of Artifact: Lokesvara
- Dimensions: Torso: 105 x 93 x 69 (tenon: 60 x 40 x 35) Head: 36 x 21 x 20 (weight: 25.5kg)
- Number of element: 4 (2 pieces of torso and 2 pieces of head)
- Inventory N°: DCA 658; DCA 659; N 144
- Location at ANM: Gallery E (Exhibit in May 04th, 2010)
- Number of element: 1 (5 elements assemble)
- Dimensions (cm): 65.5 x 29 x 19
This impressive Lokesvara statue was found in 1934 at Kraol Romeas temple (nearby the ancient city, Angkor Thom) together with Jayavarman VII statue k. 1703, now on display in the National Museum, Phnom Penh.
Before 1993, both head and torso of the statue were kept in the Conservation d' Angkor, Siem Reap province. Because of two times robbing activities at the Conservation d' Angkor, the Supreme Committee for Protection National Cultural Heritage decided to bring the head to keep as temporary in the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh. In October 2002, the head was moved to the National museum, Phnom Penh.
The head was once restored in April 2004 by workshop team of the National Museum, Phnom Penh. It was broken into parts in vertical lines and almost half of the back was lost. The face of this statue looks very similar to the face of the statue of King Jayavarman VII which come from Bakan temple (Preah khan Kampong Svay) and from Kraol Romeas temple k. 1703, now daily displays in the National museum, Phnom Penh (Western Gallery).
The head was transferred to display in the Gallery C of Angkor National Museum since the opening of the museum. Because of the head of this statue was moved to many places, the torso was ignored in the Conservation d' Angkor. Just recently when the technical team of the museum saw the full picture of this Lokesvara in the archived photo of B.P. Groslier in 1960s, they rechecked with Conservation d' Angkor and found that the torso was truly kept in there. After knowing the fact, the technical team has proceeded the document to the higher level of Ministry of Fine Arts to ask permission for transferring the torso from the Conservation d' Angkor to the Angkor National Museum. Finally the torso was transferred to the museum in June 3rd, 2009.
This statue was finished to reassemble recently by the Angkor National Museum's workshop and currently daily display in Gallery E of the Angkor National Museum.
- Surface: The status was suffered by green-gray patina and covered by thick dust. Many parts of this statue were scaled off.
Head: The neck was broken, the head was broken into two pieces and the back part was lost. The left earlobe was lost. The hair-bun remained only lower front part with both legs of tiny Buddha “Amitabha”.
Torso: right hand was lost at the shoulder, remained only the wrist. The right leg, left knee and front-right of pedestal were lost.
Dried-clean and water clean
Injected the Silicate Ethyle resin S.E300 and S.E500 to reinforce the scale off parts.
Attached the head with body by using the square copper pin.
Made the back part of the head by using Epoxy resin and stucco
Note: This statue use to assemble once in 1960s by Mr. B.P. Groslier