This standing figure is of a Hindu goddess from the Mekong delta region of southern Vietnam.
Standing female deity, probably Uma by Unknown Artist, c. 7th century
© V&A Picture Library
- Polished brown sandstone
- Height 58.5 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £60,000 ( Total: £83,000)
- Acquired in:
- Theresa McCullough Ltd
Her two arms, rather than four, and the distinctive looped braided hair is associated with the goddess Siva. She may be a representation of Uma, one of Siva's consorts.
Dr. Louis Malleret acquired in Vietnam, shipped to France circa mid-1950s; private collection.