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Goddess, c.1050-1100

Cambodia: Angkor period, 1025-1125
Sandstone
28-1/2 in. (72.4 cm)
Norton Simon Art Foundation
M.1980.17.S
© Norton Simon Art Foundation

Not on view

This well preserved female figure is either Uma, the spouse of Shiva, or Lakshmi, the consort of Vishnu. Her hair is arranged in an elaborate two-tiered lotiform chignon, while her hollowed eyes were once inlaid with semiprecious stones.


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