Cambodia: Angkor period
On View

Though the identity of this female figure remains unclear, owing to the absence of iconographic attributes, she may represent a Hindu goddess such as Parvati or Lakshmi. Khmer artists had established, by this time, a general artistic style for the appearance of goddesses, which this statue demonstrates through its articulated monobrow and elongated earlobes.


  • Title: Goddess
  • Date: 1100-1150
  • Medium: Sandstone
  • Dimensions: 51 in. (129.5 cm)
  • Credit Line: Norton Simon Art Foundation
  • Accession Number: M.1975.11.10.S
  • Copyright: © Norton Simon Art Foundation

Object Information

  • Pal, Pratapaditya, Asian Art at the Norton Simon Museum, Volume 3: Art from Sri Lanka & Southeast Asia,no. 158 pp. 107, 202
  • Campbell, Sara, Collector Without Walls: Norton Simon and His Hunt for the Best,2010, cat. 1149 p. 377

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