|Sandstone female torso
India, Madhya Pradesh, 10th 11th century AD
A red sandstone female deity, carved in fine detail. The face has delicate features, prominent, arched eyebrows, and almond-shaped eyes, making the expression altogether serene. The deitys hair is worn in an intricate style, with ornaments and jewellery. A large earring is suspended from her ear lobe, and she wears a long, beaded necklace. The sinuous body with prominent breasts is clad in a dhoti, which is held up by a belt, from which beaded necklaces are suspended.
Comparable sculptures are in the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco 1, and in the collection of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 2.