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Female torso

Female torso
11th century
Cambodia
Limestone
h 45 x w 33 x d 16 cm
1973
UEA 276

Originally from a large Buddhist temple site in Cambodia, this is a fragment of a figure, probably of the goddess Lakshmi. The proportions of the figure and very fine carved detail are consistent with that Baphuon style of the 11th century. This torso has always been much admired as an extraordinarily fine example and was one of Robert Sainsbury’s most prized objects.

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