Jun 26, 2012
Jun 26, 2012

Female Figure, Probably a Nature Divinity (Yakshi)

Female Figure, Probably a Nature Divinity (Yakshi)

c. 75 BCE

India, Shunga period

(185–78 BCE)


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

Gift of Eleanor and Morris Everett 1973.24


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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