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Pillar Fragment with Dancing Apsaras

Period:
Angkor period
Date:
late 12th–early 13th century
Culture:
Cambodia
Medium:
Stone
Dimensions:
H. 33 in. (83.3 cm); W. 16 1/2 in. (41.9 cm); D. 9 in. (22.9 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
36.96.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 249
These two dancers, on lotus flowers within an arch, are celestial goddesses (apsaras). Their high tiaras, enigmatic smiles, and outward-turned sampots (wrap-around skirts) are indicative of the Bayon style.
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