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A Rare and Large Sandstone Torso of a Goddess
Property from the Collection of Dr. and Mrs. William T. Price
A Rare and Large Sandstone Torso of a Goddess

KHMER, ANGKOR PERIOD, BAPHUON STYLE, 11TH CENTURY

Details
A Rare and Large Sandstone Torso of a Goddess
Khmer, Angkor Period, Baphuon Style, 11th Century
Very finely modeled wearing a long flowing dhoti elegantly incised with parallel pleats and centered by a fishtail sash, all secured with a plain belt around the hips, the body with a smooth finish
33 in. (83.7 cm.) high
Provenance
Spink and Son, London, 1986
Literature
J. Schefcik, Divine Images and Magic Carpets: From the Asian Art Collection of Dr. and Mrs. William T. Price, 1987, pl. 7 and cover;
N. Rao, Boundaries & Transformations, Masterworks of Indian and Southeast Asian Sculpture from the Collection of Dr. and Mrs. William T. Price, 1997, fig. 9, p. 16;
J. Marioni, Iro, 2002, pp. 19 and 21.
Exhibited
Amarillo, Amarillo Art Center, Divine Images and Magic Carpets: From the Asian Art Collection of Dr. and Mrs. William T. Price, 1987, pl. 7 and cover;
Amarillo, Amarillo Museum of Art, Boundaries & Transformations, Masterworks of Indian and Southeast Asian Sculpture from the Collection of Dr. and Mrs. William T. Price, 1997, fig. 9.

Lot Essay

This sculpture is elegantly proportioned and exemplifies Baphuon sculpture at its best, with the smooth body elegantly juxtaposed to the meticulously carved pleats and fishtail sash in perfect harmony.
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