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Antefix with Guardian, 1050-1100

Thailand, 1050-1100
Sandstone
28-3/4 x 12-1/2 x 6 in. (73.0 x 31.8 x 15.2 cm)
Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Mark and Iuliana Phillips
P.2002.05.1
© Norton Simon Museum

Not on view

An antefix is an architectural decoration found along the eaves of ancient buildings. Here, within a small niche, a standing man leans on a club. He may be a protector or guardian figure. The carving of the leaves and foliage surrounding the arch has become worn over time.


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