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Female Figure, Probably a Nature Divinity (Yakshi)

Female Figure, Probably a Nature Divinity (Yakshi)

c. 75 BCE
(185–78 BCE)
Overall: 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in.)

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.
  • ?–1973
    (William H. Wolff, New York, NY, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art)
    1973–
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Paresh Chandra, Das Gupta. “Early Terracottas from Chanobraketugarhy.” Lalit Kala, 6 (1959), pp. 45-52. Mentioned and Reproduced: pl. XIII, fig. 3 and 4: XV, fig. 16
    "The Year in Review for 1973." The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 61, no. 2 (1974): 31-78. Mentioned: no. 177, p. 78; Reproduced: no. 177, p. 58 www.jstor.org
    Neils, Jenifer. The World of Ceramics: Masterpieces from the Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH: The Museum in cooperation with Indiana University Press, 1982. no. 165
    Neils, Jenifer. “The Twain Shall Meet.” The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art, vol. 72, no. 6, 1985, pp. 326–359. Reproduced: p. 331, fig. 8 www.jstor.org
    Poster, Amy G. From Indian Earth: 4,000 Years of Terracotta Art: [Exhibition]. Brooklyn, N.Y.: Brooklyn Museum, 1986. Mentioned and Reproduced: cat. no. 33, p. 102
  • The World of Ceramics: Masterpieces from the Cleveland Museum of Art. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (June 30-September 5, 1982).
    From Indian Earth: 4,000 Years of Terracotta Art. Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY (January 16-April 14, 1986).
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