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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI

Uma
Polished brown sandstone
Khmer, Baphuon period
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 530,500 USD
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249

PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI

Uma
Polished brown sandstone
Khmer, Baphuon period
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 530,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Uma
Polished brown sandstone
Khmer, Baphuon period
The goddess standing on a plinth wearing a long finely striated sarong drawn high over her hips in the Baphuon fashion, secured by a plain sash. Her exquisitely carved face with prominently outlined lips and narrow almond-shaped eyes bears a deeply benevolent expression. Her hair is arranged in fine braided strands and secured in a domed topknot encircled by a floral band.
height 32 1/4 in. (81.9 cm)
11th Century
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Provenance

J.J. Klejman, New York, 1968

Catalogue Note

Art of the Baphuon period is marked by subtle, perfectly proportioned sculptures bearing highly polished surfaces that exude grace and sensuality. Nowhere is this better exemplified than in the present image. Uma embodies the ideal of feminine beauty and the arist has expertly captured this in the Goddess' budding, youthful form with her narrow shoulders, small, firm breasts, tiny waist and gently swelling hips.

For another exquisitely carved sculpture of Uma from this period, see W. Felten & M. Lerner, Thai and Cambodian Sculpture, Stuttgart, 1988, pl. 23.

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