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Torso of Uma

Gray Sandstone

11th Century


Height:17″, 43.18 cm

This elegant sculpture is of the graceful Uma, possibly Parvati, consort of Shiva. The sculpture is from the 11th Century Baphuon temple at Angkor, Cambodia. It is located in Angkor Thom, northwest of the Bayon. She is small breasted and her sampot dips at the front to reveal her navel and rise above her waist. The skirt is narrowly pleated and folded in front to form a fish-tail panel.