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    Sale 1974

    Indian & Southeast Asian Art

    21 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 778

    An important sandstone figure of Uma


    Price Realised  


    An important sandstone figure of Uma
    Khmer, Angkor Period, Baphuon style, 11th century
    Sensitively and sensuously carved in graceful outline, with a sarong draped around her hips and falling in finely incised parallel pleats with a fishtail sash at center, secured with a beaded belt tied in a knot in front, her face in a benign expression with large eyes below gently arched brows and full bow-shaped lips, her hair finely braided and pulled into a domed topknot secured with a strand of pearls and surmounted by a floret
    40¼ in. (102.2 cm.) high

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    Compare two related stone figures of a female deity, one in the National Museum, Phnom Penh, in M. Girard-Geslan et. al., Art of Southeast Asia, 1998, fig. 501; the other in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, see M. Lerner and S. Kossak, "The Arts of South and Southeast Asia," The Metropolitan of Art Bulletin, vol. LI, no. 4, 1994, fig. 88, p. 83. While the sarongs are similarly executed, the belts vary.


    Spink & Son, 1986
    Private Collection London

    Pre-Lot Text

    Sold to benefit the Folk Art International Educational Foundation


    M. Warner, "Antiques: Gods and Goddesses, Sculpted Deities from the Ancient World," Architectural Digest, October 1986, p. 204, illustrated