Pillar Fragment with Dancing Apsaras


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.

Pillar Fragment with Dancing Apsaras, Stone, Cambodia

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