Sep 26, 2012
Sep 26, 2012

Standing Female Deity

Standing Female Deity

900s

Stone

Overall: 89 cm (35 1/16 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1971.134

Description

This four-armed deity wears a sarong skirt, with its pleated end folded over the belt, as was the fashionable Bakheng style during this period. The incised lines beneath the breasts indicated folds of flesh as marks of beauty. This figure relates to the sculptures of the Phnom Bakheng, a temple dedicated to Shiva.

See also
Collection: 
Cambodian Art
Type of artwork: 
Sculpture
Medium: 
Stone

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