Lot 3286

A Khmer stone figure of a female goddess (Uma), Angkor Vat style, circa 11th century

Works of Art, Antiquities | A83kua | Live auction | 712 Lots

Description

The naked torso of a female deity in Angkor Vat style, facing the front, the legs parallel. The waist heavily accentuated. The left hand probably holding a lotus blossom. A long robe (sampat) with a fishtail pleat draped around the hips, falling down in fine, severely parallel folds. Finely worked borders and belt. The head, right arm and feet are missing, as is the inner surface of the left wrist. A 1 cm scratch below the right breast. Dark grey stone with a beautiful patina. On a pedestal. Height 44 cm (including pedestal 55 cm).
Most likely representing the mother goddess Uma, wife of the supreme god Shiva.

Provenance: South German private collection, acquired from a South German art dealer in the 1980s.

Condition: II Questions about the lot?

General Information

The auction includes 712 lots and starts on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 3001 - 3712. The pre-sale viewing will take place from Oct. 18 - 21 and Oct. 28 - 31, 2020 from 2 to 6 pm (CET). However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Bring your favourite breathing mask! Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll update it as soon as the situation changes.