28 juin 2010

Celestial Female, c.1100. Vietnam: ancient Champa kingdom, 1075-1125

Celestial Female, c.1100. Vietnam: ancient Champa kingdom, 1075-1125. M.1977.20.2.S. Norton Simon Art Foundation © 2010 Norton Simon Art Foundation Sandstone, 28 x 13-1/4 x 9 in. (71.1 x 33.7 x 22.9 cm) [upper right] This "Celestial Female" may represent the river goddess Ganga, who is always personified as a beautiful woman.[lower left] Shown in profile, a "Mythical Animal (Makara)" is about to swallow a male figure who holds a sword.
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