21 September 2005
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE AMERICAN COLLECTION
A Gray Sandstone Torso of a Goddess
Khmer, Angkor Period, Bayon Style, 12th/13th Century
Modeled with slightly elongated features wearing a long flared sampot incised with flowerheads and secured with a fishtail sash, the stone finely polished
28½ in. (72.4 cm.) high
Previously sold at Sotheby's, New York, 29 June 1984, lot 401.
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The treatment of the fishtail sash and incised design of flowerheads on the sash is particularly noteworthy.
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