Female Figure, Probably a Nature Divinity (Yakshi)

Female Figure, Probably a Nature Divinity (Yakshi)

c. 75 BC

India, Shunga Period

(c. 187-78 BC)

Terracotta

Overall: 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in.)

Gift of Eleanor and Morris Everett 1973.24

Description

This powerful female figure, softly modeled with full volumes, is heavily adorned with jewels and flowers. In her right hand she grasps a fruit and her left rests on her hip. A sense of movement is achieved through her raised left leg, curving pleat lines, swinging beads of her necklace, and her turning head.

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