May 1, 2006
May 1, 2006
May 1, 2006

Standing Female Figure

Standing Female Figure



Overall: 91.4 cm (36 in.)

Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund 1970.60

Did you know?

The figure wears an elaborate belt decorated with pendants around her sarong.


Though many iconographic elements were adopted from India, Khmer sculptors resisted the exaggerated voluptuous form of Indian female figures. They maintained the subtler figural styles that convey a distinctively Khmer ideal of the female form. This sculpture exemplifies the figural style and mode of dress of the Baphuon sculptures, a royal temple in Angkor built by King Udayadityavarman II (reigned 1050-1066). Since other figures from the Baphuon depict images of or related to Shiva, it is possible to identify this female figure as his wife Parvati.

See also

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

All images and data available through Open Access can be downloaded for free. For images not available through Open Access, a detail image, or any image with a color bar, request a digital file from Image Services.