This female figure, which would have decorated the exterior of a temple or monument, may represent the river goddess Ganga, who is personified as a woman.
- Title: Celestial Female
- Date: c.1100
- Medium: Sandstone
- Dimensions: 28 x 13-1/4 x 9 in. (71.1 x 33.7 x 22.9 cm)
- Credit Line: Norton Simon Art Foundation
- Accession Number: M.1977.20.2.S
- Copyright: © Norton Simon Art Foundation
McArthur, Meher, The Arts of Asia: A Guide to the Materials, Techniques and Styles, pp. 238-239
Campbell, Sara, Collector Without Walls: Norton Simon and His Hunt for the Best, cat. 1456b p. 409
Pal, Pratapaditya, Asian Art: Selections from the Norton Simon Museum, fig. 19 p. 74
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