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Uma Torso

Angkor period, style of the Baphoun
11th Century
Greystone
Height 65 cm Width 19 cm

This beautiful female figure of Uma (the consort of Shiva), is executed in typical Bapuon fashion, with the garment clinging closely to the body and central panel falling in an elegant fish-tail pleat. The waist also displays a piece of material coming from the knot held up against the torso. Most unusual is still to find the plinth still present.

Provenance ; Private collection Australia since 1972

 

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