Standing female deity, probably Uma by Unknown Artist

This standing figure is of a Hindu goddess from the Mekong delta region of southern Vietnam.

Details

Medium:
Polished brown sandstone
Dimensions:
Height 58.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£60,000 ( Total: £83,000)
Acquired in:
2001
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

Dr. Louis Malleret acquired in Vietnam, shipped to France circa mid-1950s; private collection.

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk

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