This striking bronze sculpture portrays the important Hindu Goddess Uma, and originates in the Khmer Empire.
This outstanding bronze sculpture portrays Uma standing with head raised, bearing a lotus flower in her right hand (the left, now empty, presumably held another such item).
She is naked from the waist up, with a slim waist, firm breasts and broad shoulders that convey both delicacy and strength.
Her elbows are flexed, with floral-motif armlets around each bicep and an ornate diademic torque around her neck.
She has a square, determined jaw, her face dominated by sardonically arched eyebrows, a broad nose and a half-smile on her lips.
She has pendulous earlobes and an ornate coiffure that imitates the form of a lotus bulb, decorated with medallions and a central spike at the apex.
The impression conveyed is one of strength and solidity, which is perhaps appropriate for the bride of the god of destruction. This is a beautiful piece of ancient art and a credit to any serious collection.
Early of 12century // C.1125
The statue shows a beautiful patina.
It is in good condition with age related wear.
The base is in grey stone with a tiny lack in corner
The measurements are 7.5 x 7.5 X 24 cm
First belgium private collection acquired in late 1980
Atfer auction in Pierre berge associes 15 november 2010
Atfer french private collection
Last purchase by our gallery to auction
- Numero complessivo di oggetti
- Angkor Wat (1100-1175)
- Regione/paese d'origine
- Titolo dell'opera
- Khmer Bronze Sculpture of the Goddess Uma
- In buone condizioni, vedi descrizione
- 17.5×4.4×3 cm