Celestial Female
Vietnam: ancient Champa kingdom
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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

Object Information

Pal, Pratapaditya, Asian Art at the Norton Simon Museum, Volume 3: Art from Sri Lanka & Southeast Asia, no. 188 pp. 226, 240-241
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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