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Sculptures of Shiva in human form began to appear in Khmer art in the seventh century, probably in response to the rising popularity of the Vaishnava cult that celebrated Vishnu as a king-like divinity, accessible and benign. Khmer 7th-8th c.

God Shiva as the Supreme Teacher, South India, 1000s-1100s, Chola Dynasty, Stone. Denver Art Museum, Colorado, USA

Umamaheshvaramurti (Shiva seated with Uma). Bronze sculpture. India. Pala period, first half of the 9th century.