Asia Week auction, WTF20: Cambodia – a bronze Khmer Siva from ‘an old German collection’. How old? Who knows?

Buddhist Art also has a bronze, Bayon-period Khmer Siva ‘[f]rom an old German collection’.

How did the statue get from Cambodia to Germany?

How old is the German collection?

What is the bit of bronze sticking out the back of the base of the statue?

Siva. Khmer, Bayon period, 12-13th Century. Bronze. 18.9 inches (48 cm). From an old German collection.

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