Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Celestial Figure Emerging from a Flower

Period:
Khotan Kingdom
Date:
6th–7th century
Culture:
China (Xinjiang Autonomous Region)
Medium:
Stucco with color
Dimensions:
6 1/2 x 5 1/4 in. (16.5 x 13.3 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1930
Accession Number:
30.32.42
Not on view
This female celestial (apsara) from of a complex halo springs from an open lotus and holds a garland of pearls to honor the deity she must have attended.
Site of Dandan-Uiliq

[ Emil Trinkler , Bremen, Germany, excavated or purchased in Tibet or Turkestan during 1927–1928 Trinkler expedition; sold to Kleijkamp by 1930]; [ Jan Kleijkamp , New York, by 1930, sold to MMA]
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