Celestial Nymph

Celestial Nymph
Artist:
Cambodia or Thailand: Angkor period
Date:
1075 - 1125  
Medium:
Sandstone 
Dimensions:
37 x 21 x 5 in. (94.0 x 53.3 x 12.7 cm) 
Credit Line:
Norton Simon Art Foundation 
Accession Number:
M.1975.15.3.S 
Copyright:
© Norton Simon Art Foundation 
On View
Description

Celestial nymphs (apsaras) are commonly found along the bottom exterior and interior walls of Khmer-period temples in both Cambodia and Thailand. The function of these female figures was to entertain the gods, who were believed to reside in temples while on earth. The archway that frames this celestial nymph represents a multi-headed serpent (naga), similar to the sculpture, Antefix with Five-headed Serpent.

Image reproduction permission may be granted for scholarly or arts related commercial use. All image requests, regardless of their intended purpose, should be submitted via email. Requests can also be made by fax or mail.

Images may be protected by copyright and other intellectual property rights. Additional permission may be required.

Approved requests for the reproduction of an image will receive a contract detailing all fees and conditions of use of the image. Upon receipt of both the signed contract and full payment, the Office of Rights and Reproductions will provide the image. A complimentary copy of the published material must be provided to the Norton Simon Museum.

Please download the Application for Reproduction Permission form and submit it to the Office of Rights and Reproductions.

E-mail: [email protected]
Telephone: (626) 449-6840 x 3300
Fax: (626) 796-4978