G688 SANDSTONE TORSO OF A FEMALE DEITY


Southeast Asia

G688 SANDSTONE TORSO OF A FEMALE DEITY

KHMER, PRE-ANGKOR PERIOD
8TH CENTURY
H. 36 CMS, 14 INS
A serene, sensuous grey sandstone torso depicting a female deity, perhaps Uma, wearing a long, slightly flared sampot with striated pleats and tied at the waist.

Uma, or Parvati is the consort of the Hindu deity Shiva.

For a closely related example in the Musée Guimet, see cat. no. 28 in H. I. Jessup and T. Zephir (eds.), Angkor et dix siècles d’art Khmer, Exhibition catalogue, Paris: Réunion des Musées Nationaux, 1997.

Provenance: Private German collection.