IMPORTANT TORSE D'UMA EN GRES
IMPORTANT TORSE D'UMA EN GRES

CAMBODGE, KHMER, STYLE DU BAPHUON, XIEME SIECLE

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IMPORTANT TORSE D'UMA EN GRES
CAMBODGE, KHMER, STYLE DU BAPHUON, XIEME SIECLE
Elle est représentée debout en samabhanga, vêtue d'un sampot finement plissé maintenu par une ceinture. Un pan du vêtement retombe sur le devant en queue de poisson. Son torse nu laisse voir une poitrine généreuse et son nombril incisé.
Hauteur: 72 cm. (28 3/8 in.), socle
Provenance
Private collection, Belgium, acquired from Spink & Son Ltd., London, 10 October 1984
Literature
Octagon, Spring 1984 - to Octagon, March 1984
Post lot text
AN IMPORTANT SANDSTONE TORSO OF UMA
CAMBODIA, KHMER, BAPHUON STYLE, 11TH CENTURY

Lot Essay

The Baphuon period is arguably the highpoint in depiction of both male and female forms in all Khmer art. One may even say that the materialized gods from this period are handsome and well-built, and the goddesses sensual and graceful. This superb torso of Uma is indeed elegant and naturalistic in appeal and seems to embody the ideal of feminine beauty with her narrow shoulders, slender waist and small but firm breasts. The unknown artist sculpted this sacred image in total command of form and line while its tactile quality suggests a youthful skin sensitively offset against the refined treatment of the realistically wrapping and tying of her sampot.

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